Plural Bladed Patents (Class 15/236.05)
  • Patent number: 10100543
    Abstract: A detachment device especially of use as a material detachment device for detaching installed drywall is described. The detachment device has a material-engagement portion and a handle portion. The material-engagement portion has a beveled free end. The handle portion has a handle free end, is engaged with the material-engagement portion, and is transverse to the material-engagement portion. The material-engagement portion and the handle portion are shaped and configured to wholly or partly detach either or both installed material (such as drywall) and one or more attachment members (such as nails, screws, or dabs or beads of glue). A material detachment process especially of use as a drywall detachment process is also described which includes two analogous steps preceded by accessing (a) the installed material and (b) the one or more structural members (such as studs) to which the installed material is attached by one or more attachment members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: John Hanson
  • Patent number: 9505111
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are configured to release and remove window belt molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Scott A. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9204701
    Abstract: A brush for applying hair dye to hair or removing hair dye from hair has a base, multiple dye-holding units disposed on the base, and a handle that extends from the base for grasping by a person's hand. Various embodiments of dye-holding units are disclosed, one of which has an absorbent medium disposed on a stem that is mounted on the base. The dye-holding units of the brush are arranged on the base in a pattern comprising multiple side-by-side rows with each row comprising multiple brush units. A dye-holding pan has multiple open-top receptacles for holding hair dye. The receptacles are arranged in a pattern that allows brush units in each of multiple rows to be inserted into the receptacles on a basis of only one dye-holding unit to one receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • 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: 20140261956
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealing a fastener element. A structure may be positioned over a seal cap that has been adhered and sealed to the fastener element. A number of projections associated with the structure may be moved along an interface formed between the seal cap and an object in which the fastener element has been installed such that the number of projections removes at least a portion of excess material around the seal cap while moving along the interface between the seal cap and the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • 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: 8713745
    Abstract: An ice scraper adapted to remove materials such as ice, frost, and/or snow from automobile window glass surfaces or other window glass surfaces that has a longitudinally extending handle composing of two separate ice scraping devices. The flat scraping device which is similar to most traditional ice scrapers is designed to remove thick ice and snow by applying force from the handle in a general parallel direction to the length of the handle against the surface to be scraped. The opposite or opposing side of the intermediate portion of the ice scraper body contains a double beveled edged circular shaped ice scraper designed to remove frost/thin ice using a clockwise or counter clockwise motion, utilizing the handhold or flat scraping surface or both as a handle. A handle composed of two angles that aid in the use of both the flat scraping device and circular working edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Chad Edward Szablewski
  • Patent number: 8683641
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a novel scraper assembly having a plurality of interchangeable scraper heads and handles and corresponding method for use. The scraper assembly further comprises a plurality of abrasive mechanisms, namely spring bristles, coiled springs, chainmail abraders and wire cloth abraders capable of effectively cleaning a surface without scoring or otherwise damaging the surface. The invention may be particularly useful for cleaning grills and ovens. Additionally, the invention may also be useful for shaping, adding texture to, stripping materials from or otherwise preparing a surface, including wood, metal or ceramic surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • Patent number: 8438691
    Abstract: A grill cleaning assembly for cleaning the bottom side of a grill includes an arm that has a first end and a second end. A blade has an attached end, a free end, a top side, a bottom side, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge. The blade has a trapezoidal cross-section taken perpendicular to a line which extends through the attached and free ends such that the top side has a lesser width extending between the first and second lateral edges than the bottom side. Each of the first and second lateral edges slopes from a top end to a bottom end of the trapezoidal shape. The free end is configured to be inserted between a pair of bars of a grill and such that either the first or second lateral edges abuts and is moved across a lower side of the bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: William C. Kingdon
  • Patent number: 8438688
    Abstract: A hand held scraper tool adapted to remove debris from a surface. The scrapper tool includes a body, handle and a plurality of abraders. In one embodiment, the abraders may be configured as a highly flexible cantilevered structure. In another embodiment, the abraders may be configured as a brush that creates a water impermeable barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • Patent number: 8409358
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, William Robert Bickford
  • Patent number: 8365344
    Abstract: The tool provides for cleaning of debris from grooves positioned on a face of a golf club. The tool has at least one working set of groove penetration pins which extend from a face contact side of the tool. Each groove penetration pin of the working set utilized during a cleaning procedure seats within a respective groove of the golf club. Preferably each deployed working set has three groove penetration pins. Once the groove penetration pins of the utilized working set are seated in unique grooves the tool is moved along the face of the golf club where each groove penetration pin is displaced substantially along the length of the respective groove. This provides for at least a substantial portion of any debris within the groove under treatment to be removed from the grooves. A series of such swipes of the tool are employed to clean debris from all grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Neu
  • Patent number: 8307490
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of a caulk tool comprises a body member having a raised handle and two working heads. The first working head is adapted for the application of caulk and is connected to the first descending end of the raised handle. The first working head preferably comprises a triangular member formed of soft plastic material. The triangular member is rotatable, having three tips of varying size. The second working head is adapted for the removal of old caulk and is connected to the second descending end of the raised handle axially opposed to the first working head. The second working head preferably comprises a metallic head having two tips suited to remove old caulk. In a preferred embodiment, a third working head in the form of a flat scraper is positioned adjacent to said second working head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Allway Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Howard Soled, Yuan Fang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8296893
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning cylindrical female electrical terminals comprises a cylindrical shaft portion, a first cleaning extension, and a second cleaning extension. The first cleaning extension extends outward from the cylindrical shaft portion and comprises a first curved and knurled surface region. Likewise, the second cleaning extension extends outward from the cylindrical shaft portion in a direction substantially parallel to the first cleaning extension and comprises a second curved and knurled surface region. The first cleaning extension and the second cleaning extension define a gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Vinci, Ian R. Vinci
  • Patent number: 8240244
    Abstract: The invention provides a tool (10) for use in controlling quantity of congregatable particulates, such as coffee, contained in a receptacle. The tool (10) includes support means (20) and a blade (18). The support means (20) are adapted to be supported by a wall of the receptacle. The blade (18) is for contacting an upper surface of the congregated particulates. The tool (10) is movable relative to the receptacle wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Philip Lewis McKnight
  • Patent number: 8214964
    Abstract: A scraping tool includes a first scraping head, a bracket affixed to the first scraping head, and an elongated pole removably coupled to the bracket access hard-to-reach target zones. In one embodiment, the bracket and the pole are freely articulated along a 360 degree circular path defined adjacent to the outer surface. In another embodiment, the bracket is statically affixed to the first scraping head and a connector is removably engaged with the bracket to quickly reconnect a variety of scraping heads. A rigid fastening member traverses through the connector as well as the second bore respectively. In another embodiment, a second scraping head is affixed to the connector for enabling the user to quickly toggle between the first and second scraping heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Randy B. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20120151704
    Abstract: The invention provides a specially designed auger tool configured expressly for use in retrieving the entire contents of a can or jar, quickly and with ease. Manufactured primarily of heavy duty malleable rubber material and featuring a tapered outer edge designed to swiftly scrape the sides of virtually any can or jar. The handheld device is produced in a variety of sizes to accommodate different needs. To facilitate comfort, the handle of the Can Auger is gently contoured to accommodate the natural curves of the hand and comprises a nonskid rubber or plastic grip. The actual auger tool is similar in design to traditional auger blades and comprises a winding, tapered blade which wraps around an elongated stem, forming a distinct, spiral shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Kirk White
  • Patent number: 7913349
    Abstract: A hand-held scraper device containing a stowable multi blade pivoting head. The pivoting head is comprised of at least two scraping elements which remain at a fixed angle relative to each other while still allowing a pivoting action of the head assembly independently from the handle. The angle of the scraping elements relative to each other is set such that as the two scraping elements are jointly presented against the work surface they will be maintained at an angular attitude conducive to a scraping action in both a push and pull direction. The pivoting head can be collapsed for more efficient stowage or as an alternate configuration for specific scraping applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: James Michael Byrnes
  • Patent number: 7908702
    Abstract: A caulk tool, comprising a caulk remover blade, a caulk smoother blade, and a hinge connecting the caulk remover blade and the caulk smoother blade. The caulk remover blade and the caulk smoother blade can pivot with respect to one another about the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Red Devil, Incorporated
    Inventor: Mario Bernardo Accumanno
  • Patent number: 7774890
    Abstract: A sink drain insert for use with a sink equipped with a powered garbage disposal unit. The insert comprises a cylindrical base having debris dislodging means which may be one of brushes, a scraper or some combination thereof, wherein food debris that are adhered to utensils may be scrubbed or scraped to dislodged the debris, allowing the debris to fall into the garbage disposal. The outer wall of the sink drain insert further comprises a circular sealing member for affixing and restraining the insert into the sink drain at the user's discretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Walter Weiss, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7694381
    Abstract: A hand tool used for removing wax from a surfboard incorporating associated accessories. The wax removal element of the present invention constitutes a substantially rectangular scraping panel that can be resiliently flexed along the elongated axis of the panel. One of the elongated edges of the panel is extended into a plurality of uniform gouging members that are adapted to penetrate the wax to prepare the wax mounted on the surfboard to be removed. The edge of the panel opposed to the scraping members is beveled to provide an edge that is adapted to remove the wax from the surfboard. Rotatably coupled to the bottom surface of the scraping panel are one or more accessories and hand tools used for maintenance of the surfboard and for the personal employment of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Joey Heaslet
  • Patent number: 7607193
    Abstract: An inventive device for removing the concealing coating on a gaming ticket is disclosed. The device is comprised of a top member and a bottom member, which join at an arcuate end, forming a flexible jaw-like structure. The top member joins to a downward-depending member having a scraping surface at its terminus. In use, a gaming ticket is inserted into the jaw-like structure and the top and bottom members are squeezed together to bring the scraping surface to bear against the concealing coating on the face of the ticket. As the ticket is pulled free of the jaw, the concealing coating is gradually peeled free from the face of the ticket by the scraping edge, thereby exposing the prize indicia located on the ticket face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Steven D. Franklin
  • Patent number: 7603740
    Abstract: The spatula of the present invention is designed to effectively clean and remove residual paint from the inside walls and bottom of a cylindrical paint container. The spatula includes a blade with a protrusion with a curved edge extending from the blade. In the preferred embodiment, the protrusion is located adjacent to but set back from the straight distal edge of the blade so that the distal edge of the blade can be effectively used to scrape residual paint from the bottom of a container. The side edges of the blade form a right angle with the distal edge so that the distal corners of the blade may be used to clean paint from the hard to reach circumferential corner at the bottom of a cylindrical container. Finally, the curved edge of the protrusion may be effectively used to scrape residual paint up the sides and out of the cylindrical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: N-Vent, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Goldsberry
  • Patent number: 7526831
    Abstract: A hand tool adapted to mechanically remove materials such as ice, frost, and/or snow from surfaces such as automobile window glass comprises a longitudinally-extending handle having a front end and a rear end, a scraper disposed adjacent the front end of the handle, a rear grip disposed adjacent the rear end of the handle, and a front grip disposed adjacent the front end of the handle. The rear grip is adapted to facilitate a user applying force to the scraper in a direction generally parallel to the length of the handle to move the scraper along a surface to be scraped, and the front grip is adapted to facilitate a user applying force to the scraper in a direction generally perpendicular to the length of the handle to urge the scraper against the surface to be scraped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Innovation Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • Patent number: 7437794
    Abstract: A magnetic scraper for manually cleaning contaminated surfaces, such as commercial kitchen exhaust duct systems, is disclosed. Two sharpened blades are positioned opposite one another secured to a body portion. An elongated, extendable arm pivotally connected to the body portion allows propelling the scraper blades either forward or backward in any direction over the extended distances imposed by duct geometry. A magnetic base surface provides self position maintenance of the body portion of the magnetic scraper. Precision dimensions over the length of the scraper body portion and the angle of blade placement permits smooth manual degreasing throughout the varying duct configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: John S. Massaro
  • Patent number: 7415769
    Abstract: An improved peeler or scraper is disclosed with a pivoting head that can be pivoted between a longitudinal position where the cutting or scrapping blade is in general alignment with the handle to a transverse position where the cutting blade is disposed perpendicular to the handle or in a “T” configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: W. Scott Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080078049
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing liquid waste in a container is provided. The liquid may be paint. The apparatus comprises an elongate rigid metallic body having first and second ends and first and second long edges, with the first end furnished with projections and concavities shaped to mate with the upper rim of a lidded paint can, and the second end being flat and formed with a generally right angle abutment with said first edge, and also abutting with said second edge in a similar manner, and said first and second ends, and said first and second edges further comprising a nonmetallic resilient ridge extending therefrom for sweeping paint from the inside of a ridged paint container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Hermann Fruhm, Geoffrey David Gibbons, David George Graff, Alex Feldman
  • Patent number: 7343639
    Abstract: A scraper device for use on motor vehicle windshields and other surfaces that require the removal of unwanted adherent matter is provided. The scraper device includes an extremely durable, credit card-sized laminate body having scraping edge surfaces that provide superior scraping capabilities. One of the scraper edge surfaces includes a first set of teeth each having a first length and a second set of teeth having a length shorter than the first length. Another scraper edge surface can include a plurality of scalloped edges. The laminate body of the scraper device can include a hard inner core layer and relatively softer top and bottom layers arranged on either side of the hard inner core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Ice Scraper Card, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Dranginis, Michael J. Vucci, Jr., C. Jay Bradshaw, III
  • Publication number: 20070277336
    Abstract: A hand tool used for removing wax from a surfboard incorporating associated accessories. The wax removal element of the present invention constitutes a substantially rectangular scraping panel that can be resiliently flexed along the elongated axis of the panel. One of the elongated edges of the panel is extended into a plurality of uniform gouging members that are adapted to penetrate the wax to prepare the wax mounted on the surfboard to be removed. The edge of the panel opposed to the scraping members is beveled to provide an edge that is adapted to remove the wax from the surfboard. Rotatably coupled to the bottom surface of the scraping panel are one or more accessories and hand tools used for maintenance of the surfboard and for the personal employment of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Joey Heaslet
  • Patent number: 7275278
    Abstract: A scraping tool for cleaning the grill rods making up the surface of a cooking grill having a handle, a rigid shaft extending therefrom and a scraping blade. The blade in a preferred form is comprised of brass and is die cut from a brass plate, having a thickness of about 1/th inch. The handle has a shape and texture to comfortably fit the hand when gripped to perform the cleaning operation requiring short back and forth strokes while bearing down on the tool and grill surface with a moderate amount of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventors: W. Andrew Martin, Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 7263740
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination squeegee (i.e., a scraper) and hand trowel tool. The tool can be conveniently used to first remove a material from a can, bucket or other material container and then used to spread the material evenly on a surface or substrate. The tool has a blade having a curved edge portion for removing material from cans or buckets and a separate notched edge portion (preferably with indentations or serrations) for evenly spreading the material on a surface. The invention further contemplates a method of using the tool to remove material from a can, bucket or container and applying the material to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Carl Crisswell
  • Patent number: 7249393
    Abstract: A hand tool adapted to mechanically remove materials such as ice, frost, and/or snow from surfaces such as automobile window glass comprises a longitudinally-extending handle having a front end and a rear end, a scraper disposed adjacent the front end of the handle, a rear grip disposed adjacent the rear end of the handle, and a front grip disposed adjacent the front end of the handle. The rear grip is adapted to facilitate a user applying force to the scraper in a direction generally parallel to the length of the handle to move the scraper along a surface to be scraped, and the front grip is adapted to facilitate a user applying force to the scraper in a direction generally perpendicular to the length of the handle to urge the scraper against the surface to be scraped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Innovation Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Tucker J. Marion, Marvin I. Weinberger
  • Patent number: 7103936
    Abstract: A wood scraper having two oppositely angled blades on a single head, and preferably two heads with two oppositely angled blades on each head. Thus, on both the forward and reverse stroke, there are two spaced apart blades scraping the work piece. This covers twice the surface area with the same effort as a single-bladed or single-headed scraper. All the blades are rigid and have a straight edge. All the blade edges are aligned with the planar surface of the work piece. This produces a level cut and makes the tool more stable, making gouging unlikely and enhancing the efficiency of the scraping action. The tool can be operated easily with one hand. In addition, the use of straight blades allows all the blades to be sharpened easily and quickly and at the same time using a belt sander or on a sheet of emery paper on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: L. D. Brandon
  • Patent number: 7076828
    Abstract: A gutter cleaning tool with a curved blade and a shovel blade is disclosed. The curved blade is used to collect debris in the gutter, and the shovel blade is used to push debris under a gutter strut. The present invention also includes a handle attachment means, for attachment to standard handles, including telescoping poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Philip Hewlett
  • Patent number: 7069616
    Abstract: As shown in FIG. 1, there is a paint scraper 1, comprising support means 2 supporting a blade portion 3, the blade portion having a scraping edge 5 with undulations, the undulations being arranged to match corrugations of a sheet of corrugated iron; the scraper 1 being formed such that when it is in use the blade portion can be arranged against the sheet of corrugated iron such that the blade portion extends from the sheet in a substantially perpendicular fashion with the undulations of the scraping edge 5 aligned in complimentary fashion with undulations of the sheet, and wherein a substantial part of the scraping edge can then be scraped across the sheet to substantially effectively remove paint flakes or dirt from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: Murray Gordon Watkins
  • Patent number: 7051397
    Abstract: A multi-use tool device is provided with an actuator that is moveable to turn a tool relative to the tool device to change the angle of attack of the tool to the work or to change to a different work surface on the fool. Further, the tool device is releasably connected to the tool without the use of threaded fasteners or wrenches. An actuator on the tool is moved to release the tool and preferably to push the tool from the tool device so that the user need not touch a dirty or spent tool that may be coated with an adhesive, mastic or the like. Conversely, the tool may be attached by pushing the tool relative to the tool device. Also, the preferred tool is made in one piece with a connecting portion and a turning portion thereon. The illustrated tool has an upstanding post and angularly spaced teeth that cooperate with the tool device to allow the connected tool to be turned relative to the tool body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Master Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Smeja, Michael V. Smeja, Troy Livingston
  • Patent number: 7047590
    Abstract: A combination grill care tool for cleaning a barbecue grill cooking surface includes a tool head having an upper surface and a lower surface. A handle having a proximal end and a distal end extends from the tool head such that the distal end opposes the tool head. A push-pull scraper disposed on the upper surface of the tool head extends from the tool head. The push-pull scraper has a first blade and a second blade. The first blade and the second blade are adapted to engage and break loose residue on the barbecue grill cooking surface. A method of use is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventors: Ryan Neal, Kenneth Jordan
  • Patent number: 7039983
    Abstract: A grill brush assembly comprising an elongated handle portion, a head portion integral the head portion and extending from a forward end thereof constructed of rigid material such as but not limited to wood or molded polymeric material. The invention includes a plurality of bristles extending downward from the lower surface of the head portion, and a grill scraper fixedly attached to the forward edge of the head portion by suitable attachment means. The scraper of the present invention has an upper edge for scraping the uppermost surface of a series of grates, and an opposing pair of hook-like extension portions extending from opposite sides of the scraper. Each extension portion forms a pair of scraping faces for simultaneously engaging an uppermost surface of a single grill grate and the lowermost surface of an adjacent single grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Donald S. Outlaw
  • Patent number: 7000564
    Abstract: A tool used to sculpt the icing on a baked good. The tool includes a handle having opposing inner sides with a channel formed in at least one inner side. The inner sides of the handle define a cavity therebetween. The tool also includes at least one blade with a protrusion that is sized and shaped to engage the channel in the inner side of the handle so that the blade is removably positioned within the handle cavity. The blade also includes decorative tips that extend from each end of the blade. The tool further includes a clip that secures the opposing sides of the handle together to form the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Catherine Franczyk
  • Publication number: 20040231087
    Abstract: A spatula includes a handle generally defining a spatula axis. The spatula has one end extending from the handle along the axis while a generally flat spatula blade is connected to the other hand of the shank. The spatula blade has two opposing edges at least one of which is a scrapping edge is substantially parallel to the spatula axis. The spatula blade defines a plane of substantial symmetry co-extensive with the spatula axis and extends through the two opposing edges. At least one of the scrapping edges includes a plurality of flexible longitudinal scrapping flaps displaces from each other relative to the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Jeff Siegel, Adam Krent, David Linn Burnett, William J. Lazaroff, Alison Waite Lincoln
  • Publication number: 20040049873
    Abstract: A multi-use tool device is provided with an actuator that is moveable to turn a tool relative to the tool device to change the angle of attack of the tool to the work or to change to a different work surface on the fool. Further, the tool device is releasably connected to the tool without the use of threaded fasteners or wrenches. An actuator on the tool is moved to release the tool and preferably to push the tool from the tool device so that the user need not touch a dirty or spent tool that may be coated with an adhesive, mastic or the like. Conversely, the tool may be attached by pushing the tool relative to the tool device. Also, the preferred tool is made in one piece with a connecting portion and a turning portion thereon. The illustrated tool has an upstanding post and angularly spaced teeth that cooperate with the tool device to allow the connected tool to be turned relative to the tool body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: Master Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Smeja, Michael V. Smeja, Troy Livingston
  • Publication number: 20040019991
    Abstract: A combination grill care tool for cleaning a barbecue grill cooking surface includes a tool head having an upper surface and a lower surface. A handle having a proximal end and a distal end extends from the tool head such that the distal end opposes the tool head. A push-pull scraper disposed on the upper surface of the tool head extends from the tool head. The push-pull scraper has a first blade and a second blade. The first blade and the second blade are adapted to engage and break loose residue on the barbecue grill cooking surface. A method of use is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: W. C. BRADLEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan Neal, Kenneth Jordan
  • Patent number: 6629331
    Abstract: A hand scraper having a blade with a cutting edge that is attached to a handle having a rear end, a central portion and a front end with a bottom portion shaped and sized to receive and act as a support for the blade. The handle is upwardly curved over all its length in order to give room to a user's fingers below its central portion when this central portion is gripped by the fingers and the blade and the bottom portion of the rear end of the handle are in contact with a surface, and simultaneously to allow maximum transfer of pressure exerted by the user in the central section of the handle towards the blade at the front end thereof. Advantageously also, the central portion of the handle is covered at least in part with a layer of rubber material in order to maximize grip and reduce hand fatigue in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Panfili, François Panfili
  • Patent number: 6611983
    Abstract: A tool for safely dislodging packed material from a discharge chute which includes an elongated shaft having a handle at one end and a probe tip at the other end. One or more plates depend from one side of the shaft intermediate the ends of the tool. The pointed probe tip is off center with respect to the center line of the shaft in a direction opposite the direction which the plate or plates depend from the shaft. The upper edge of the tool is preferably convex in configuration and may include a brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas A. Hopey
  • Patent number: 6601263
    Abstract: A tool for scraping and cleaning articles having varied surface characteristics wherein the tool includes a cleaning head defined by upper and lower oppositely oriented concavely arcuate edges which intersect at opposite sides of the tool head in converging pointed tips. Notches of different sizes are provided centrally of the upper and lower edges and the head is reinforced by a rearwardly extending neck which, in a preferred embodiment, includes a pair of spaced notches oriented rearwardly of a rear face of the head and toward a handle of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Lucilo Lam
  • Publication number: 20030110641
    Abstract: A contour scraper has an elongated handle having an upper curved convex surface and two arcuate elongated concave lower surfaces and outwardly proximately flared sides to provide a grip construction, and a transversely distally disposed blade receiving surface. A two-edged blade is readily reversibly detachably attached to the handle without the need for removing a locking screw. The handle grip has an over molded soft elastomeric cover. The handle is formed with a distal end slotted recess to slidably receive a file. A rare earth magnet of high magnetic strength magnetically holds and stows the file in the handle. The handle is formed with a through hole to access the magnetically stowed file for removal through the end slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventor: Donald Gringer
  • Patent number: 6578229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for removing joint filler and a method of using the same. The device includes a body member and a peeling element located adjacent to the front end of the body member. The peeling element includes at least two peeling points, where the first peeling point is located proximate to the topside of the peeling element and the second peeling point is located proximate to the underside of the peeling element. The device also includes an opening located between the peeling element and body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Michael Dziallas, Martin Majolo, Tilwin Lepsius, Lydia Duhm, Roy Van Swieten
  • Patent number: 6494963
    Abstract: A scraper head of a scraping tool includes (i) a base having a longitudinal axis, longitudinally opposing first and second ends, and an interior threaded surface defining a longitudinally extending cavity within the base, the cavity having an open end at the first base end and a closed end within the base, and (ii) a pair of blades extending from the second base end so as to terminate in respective end portions which converge to a tip aligned with the base axis. The cavity in the base of the scraper head can threadedly and securely receive the threaded end portion of an extension pole. In use, the tip of the scraper head is positioned at the junction between a textured ceiling and a wall, and the scraper head is moved with the extension pole along the junction such that the blade end portions cut away excess texture material. A straight line is created at the junction in preparation for painting of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Kennith P. Holly
  • Publication number: 20020152572
    Abstract: A scratcher, especially suitable for use in scraping a lottery ticket, has a housing with a and a gripping device thereon. The has both a large scraping surface and a small scraping surface, which may be used efficiently due to the ergonomic gripping surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: William L. Steinmetz, Gordon J. Waligorski, Robert J. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20020095737
    Abstract: A hand scraper having a blade with a cutting edge that is attached to a handle having a rear end, a central portion and a front end with a bottom portion shaped and sized to receive and act as a support for the blade. The handle is upwardly curved over all its length in order to give room to a user's fingers below its central portion when this central portion is gripped by the fingers and the blade and the bottom portion of the rear end of the handle are in contact with a surface, and simultaneously to allow maximum transfer of pressure exerted by the user in the central section of the handle towards the blade at the front end thereof, Advantageously also, the central portion of the handle is covered at least in part with a layer of rubber material in order to maximize grip and reduce hand fatigue in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Panfili, Francois Panfili