Auxiliary Handle Patents (Class 16/426)
  • Patent number: 11185932
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a motor, a spindle, a handle holder and an auxiliary handle. The housing includes a motor housing portion, a drive housing, and a mounting portion between the motor housing portion and the drive housing. The motor is located within the motor housing portion. The spindle is configured to rotate about a rotational axis in response to torque received from the motor. The handle holder is coupled to the drive housing and defines a first mounting point, and the mounting portion defines a second mounting point. The auxiliary handle is selectively attachable to each of the first and second mounting points, and the first mounting point is located at a first position along the rotational axis, and the second mounting point is located at a second position offset from the first position in a direction along the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell Carlson, Terry L. Timmons, Paul W. Eiche
  • Patent number: 10820685
    Abstract: A housing has a rearward end with a handle. The housing has a forward end with a motor housing and a laterally spaced guard housing. The housing has a housing axis extending between the forward end and the rearward end. The guard housing is located to the left side of the forward end. A motor located within the motor housing has a drive shaft rotatable around a horizontal axis of rotation perpendicular with the housing axis and extending into the guard housing. A brush wheel mounted on the drive shaft rotates with the drive shaft for brushing and cleaning small bathroom grout, tub and shower walls and floors, kitchen and bathroom sinks, especially under-mounted, around windows and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Harold R. Becker
  • Patent number: 10753702
    Abstract: Devices and methods for folding handles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Guardair Corp.
    Inventors: Mark W. Yorns, Thomas C. Tremblay, Eric A. Mills
  • Patent number: 10709052
    Abstract: A secondary shaft has a secondary upper end, a secondary lower end, and a secondary intermediate region. A grip is positioned on the secondary upper end of the secondary shaft. A coupling assembly releasably attaches the secondary shaft to a primary shaft of a shovel. The coupling assembly includes a resilient member coupled to the secondary lower end of the secondary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Mark T. Day
  • Patent number: 10710172
    Abstract: A core drill includes a housing, a first handle extending from the housing and defining a gap between the handle and the housing, a motor supported within the housing, and a battery removably coupled to the housing and configured to provide power to the motor. The battery has an output voltage greater than 40 volts. The core drill further includes a spindle configured to rotate about a rotational axis in response to torque received from the motor and a fluid delivery system configured to supply fluid to the spindle. The fluid delivery system includes a valve operable to regulate a flow of fluid to the spindle and an auxiliary handle removably coupleable to the housing at each of a first mounting point and a second mounting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell Carlson, Terry L. Timmons, Paul W. Eiche
  • Patent number: 10683024
    Abstract: The pivoting-safety wheelbarrow handle is an apparatus that correctly positions and orients the grip of the user while operating a wheelbarrow. The apparatus may be integrated into the handlebar of a wheelbarrow or serve as a universal attachment with a variety of wheelbarrows. The apparatus includes an arched brace, an annular frame, a main handlebar, a first stopper, and a second stopper. The annual brace mounts and positions the annular frame. The annular frame fixes the main handlebar and orients the grip of the user. The main handlebar allows the user to grasp onto the apparatus and maneuver the wheelbarrow. The first stopper and the second stopper limit the rotation of the annular frame. The apparatus preferably includes a wheelbarrow handlebar that is integrates the apparatus to a wheelbarrow. Alternatively, the apparatus includes a handlebar-receiving sleeve that mounts the apparatus onto a handlebar of a variety of wheelbarrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Emmanuel Carlos
  • Patent number: 10463548
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system of cooperating handles for simultaneously maneuvering a wheelchair and a medical cart. The system comprises a first handle attachable to a wheelchair and a second handle attachable to the medical cart. The first handle has a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion adapted to receive a handlebar of the wheelchair. The upper portion of the first handle is vertically oriented. The second handle has a lower portion and an upper portion, with the lower portion being attachable to the medical cart. The upper portion of the second handle is also vertically oriented. The wheelchair and the medical cart are positionable to place the upper portions of the first and second handles proximate to one another so that a user can grasp each upper portion by a single hand to simultaneously maneuver the wheelchair and the medical cart together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CENTICARE Corporation
    Inventor: James H. Haigh
  • Patent number: 10442073
    Abstract: Rotatable handles and related methods are disclosed herein. In one form, the handle has a first clamp member, a second clamp member connected to the first clamp member on one end and mating with the first clamp member at another end, and an actuator operable to drive the mated ends of the first clamp member and second clamp member together to create a clamping force between the first clamp member and the second clamp member and secure the rotatable handle into a fixed position with respect to an object to which the rotatable handle is connected. Various methods are also disclosed herein with respect to the rotatable handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Brauer, Scott J. Emmerich
  • Patent number: 10125461
    Abstract: A leverage snow shovel includes a scoop, a straight leverage handle, a first grip, a bent handle, a second grip, and a spacer. A fixed end of the straight leverage handle and a fixed end of the bent handle are terminally connected to each other so that the scoop can be mounted to the both handles about the fixed ends. The spacer is connected in between the straight leverage handle and the bent handle separating a free end of the straight leverage handle away from a free end of the bent handle. The first grip is terminally mounted to the free end of the straight leverage handle through a height adjustable mechanism, and the second grip is terminally connected to the free end of the bent handle. The two handles are then able to maximize the lifting power of the leverage snow shovel without bending a user's back or knees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: J Brian Alarie
  • Patent number: 9987739
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for mounting to a work tool shaft to facilitate and reduce stress in the use of the tool. The apparatus includes a mounting portion adapted for receiving the work tool shaft and a handle mounted to the mounting portion. The handle includes an elongated portion offset from the work tool shaft and adapted for gripping by a user of the tool. The handle elongated portion is disposed, at least in part, intermediate the mounting portion and the work tool head and is substantially in line with the tool shaft. The mounting portion is adapted so that it can slide along the work tool shaft when no leverage is exerted on the handle and can firmly hold the work tool shaft when leverage is exerted on the handle. An adjustment assembly is provided for adjusting the sliding resistance of the mounting portion on the work tool shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony F. Frascello
  • Patent number: 9969075
    Abstract: A lifting implement, such as a shovel has a handle and a load bearing member. The handle includes an articulated joint dividing the handle between a major portion and a lever portion. The lever is adapted to pivot within the range of an acute angle relative to the handle profile. The lever and the major portion of the handle each have a means for mounting a resilient member therebetween, where the resilient member is capable of absorbing shock and storing energy when urged by the pivoting of the lever within the range during the motion of lifting a load, and which stored energy is released when the load is being heaved by the implement. The handle may include a hand grip and a gripping portion on the major portion spaced from the articulated joint such that a triangle is formed with the hand grip, the gripping portion and the articulated joint at the apex of the triangle, wherein the apex of the triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: 9301160 CANADA INC.
    Inventors: David R. Mitchell, Michael Moliner
  • Patent number: 9914205
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle for removable connection with a housing of an electric tool having a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion and a third engaging portion. The auxiliary handle includes a handling portion, a fixing portion and a locking portion. The handling portion enables the user to handle the auxiliary handle and operate the locking portion. The fixing portion is engaged with the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion so as to connect the auxiliary handle to the housing. The locking portion interacts with the third engaging portion so as to lock the auxiliary handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Cuihua Chen, Shubin Tong
  • Patent number: 9868201
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle (10) comprises a first clamp member (21), a second clamp member (31), an operation rod (40) and a grip (50). By rotation of the operation rod (40), the first clamp member (21) is moved toward a distal end of the operation rod (40), and at the same time, the second clamp member (31) is moved toward a base end of the operation rod (40). Accordingly, the first clamp member (21) and the second clamp member (31) are moved to be close to each other. As a result, an auxiliary handle attachable part (140) of a screw driver (100) is clamped by the first clamp member (21) and the second clamp member (31), and thereby the auxiliary handle (10) is attached to the screw driver (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9834897
    Abstract: A tool adapted to collect, lift, and move material has a lifting structure attached to a collection element and at least one handle attached to the lifting structure. The lifting structure may have two or three segments. Each segment may have rails spaced apart and substantially parallel to each other with at least one cross member disposed there-between. The segments are oriented relative to one another to reduce the amount of bending required to lift material in the collection element. Adjacent segments in the lifting structure may be pivotally attached to each other. This tool can be free standing when used as a dustpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • Patent number: 9763371
    Abstract: A rotatable shovel handle assembly for mounting on a shovel including, a rotatable grip portion; and a lift handle portion hingedly attached to the rotatable grip portion. Wherein, the rotatable grip portion includes a base sleeve portion and a rotatable sleeve portion, and wherein the rotatable sleeve portion is disposed about the base sleeve portion and adapted to rotate thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Philenza Joe Pritchett, II
  • Patent number: 9701007
    Abstract: A side handle (18) is provided for a handheld power tool (1). The user can grasp the side handle (18) by a grip element (19). A ring-shaped clamp is provided for clamping the side handle (18) onto the handheld power tool (1). The clamp (36) has two ends (32, 33) that can be joined. A pre-tensioned spring (39) presses the joinable ends (32, 33) against a stop (40) in order to join them under a force that acts in an effective direction (29). A release mechanism (41, 43) is held in a normal position by the force of the pre-tensioned spring (29) that acts in the effective direction (29). Against the force of the pre-tensioned spring (39) that acts in the effective direction (29), the user can deflect the release mechanism (41) into a release position in order to cancel the force that presses the joinable ends against the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Holubarsch, Stefan Schmid, Stefan Hammerstingl, Ferdinand Kirsten
  • Patent number: 9550291
    Abstract: A detachable grip is provided with bracket system that can be removably attached to a desired location along the length of a fishing rod, and that has a removable grip which attaches to the bracket. More particularly, in one embodiment the bracket girdles the fishing rod using bolts to fasten a top half of the bracket to the bottom half of the bracket. In one or more embodiments, the grip attaches to the bracket and extends in a direction away from the bracket that is substantially in a direction perpendicular to the rod. In one embodiment, the grip is attached to the bracket by a bolt, and is adapted to allow the grip to be readily detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: O.D.G. HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Techlin
  • Patent number: 9548563
    Abstract: The finger loop for detaching a charging cable from an electronic device is a device that is attached to the plug of a cable that forms a loop. The loop is used as a grip that the user can use to withdraw the plug from the port it is plugged into. The finger loop for detaching a charging cable from an electronic device is attached to the plug of a cable using an adhesive. The finger loop for detaching a charging cable from an electronic device comprises an elastic tab, a third adhesive, and a fourth adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Miguel Vazquez
  • Patent number: 9463566
    Abstract: An effective technique for increasing performance of an auxiliary handle which is attached to a power tool is provided. The auxiliary handle has a grip part, a grip holding part, a mounting part and a support part. The grip holding part is disposed between the grip part and the support part in a longitudinal direction of the auxiliary handle. When the auxiliary handle is attached to a power tool body, the grip part and the grip holding part are held so as to be movable with respect to the mounting part with the support part as a fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Yoshitaka Machida
  • Patent number: 9205545
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle of a pneumatic tool includes a gripping member, a tube, a first urging member, a pole, a second urging member and a lever. The auxiliary handle makes the user to hold the pneumatic tool with both hands. The lever is pivoted on the gripping member to be pressed to move the pole, and consequently, gas flows in the auxiliary handle are changed. As a result, the pneumatic tool will not take any action if the user only pulls a trigger of the pneumatic tool without pressing the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: APACH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Ming Huang
  • Publication number: 20150098822
    Abstract: A paddle handle has a handle having a handle outside member connected to a handle inside member by a handle lateral member. A handle attachment member is connected to the handle at the handle inside member. A swivel is connected to the handle attachment member. The swivel has a first position and a second position. A first handle swivel detent and a second handle swivel detent are selectively engaged by a handle swivel engagement member. The first handle swivel detent is at a different angle than the second handle swivel detent. A handle swivel control is connected to the handle swivel engagement member. The handle swivel control is biased to engage into either the first handle swivel detent or the second handle swivel detent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: James Lee
  • Patent number: 8984718
    Abstract: A handle height adjustment device of a handle assembly (2) of a walk-behind power tool (1). The handle height adjustment device (100) comprises a first toothed disk member (200), a second toothed disk member (300), and a disk interconnecting member. The disk interconnecting member (400) is arranged to be connected to the first toothed disk member (200) by means of a first interconnection mechanism (401), which first interconnection mechanism (401) inhibits relative movement between the disk interconnecting member (400) and the first toothed disk member (200) along an axis of rotation (500) of the handle height adjustment device (100), and which first interconnection mechanism (401) allows the disk interconnecting member to rotate relative the first toothed disk member about the axis of rotation (500). The disk interconnecting member (400) is arranged to be threadably connected to the second toothed disk member (300) by means of a second interconnection mechanism (402).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Ejdehag, Fredrik Edholm
  • Publication number: 20150074946
    Abstract: A handle for walking dogs on three leashes and for untangling crossed leashes while walking The handle has three leash attachment locations, and the three locations correspond roughly to the vertices of a triangle. Regardless of the shape of the handle, or the positioning of the leash attachment locations on the handle, three lines produced to connect the three leash attachment locations will form the sides of a triangle. There are three graspable handle grips, each handle grip interposed between two of the three leash attachment locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Paulus VanDommelen
  • Patent number: 8973200
    Abstract: An ergonomic sweeping device that can be used with one hand while providing a user with proper biomechanical alignment and support, which can reduce muscular strain, fatigue, and the potential for injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Mallett
  • Patent number: 8925155
    Abstract: A removable handrail assistance device includes a bracket and a handle extension. The bracket may be affixed to a wall or other essentially immobile structure. The handle may be easily inserted into, or removed from, the bracket. The inserted handle extension is capable of supporting a user who holds onto the handle for support while, for example, climbing up or down one or more stairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Grudzien, Ray Polanski
  • Patent number: 8914947
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle arrangement for a machine component which vibrates in the operating state thereof, with a connecting part for connecting to the machine component and with a handle which is coupled to the connecting part, wherein the handle is assigned an elongate handle section with a hand engagement point and wherein the handle has a damping mass element, the mass center of gravity of which is arranged such that a decrease in vibration in the hand engagement point is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver Weiss
  • Patent number: 8905696
    Abstract: An extension fastener for a portable light and compact tool is described. The housing of the tool, or the useful part of it encompasses a self-taping screw. The termination of the self-taping screw is secured to a base plate and extends perpendicular thereto to provide a firm support. The tool is fasten to a support taken from surrounding vegetation, such as a branch from a tree and of any diameter, or a machined wood extension member in order to increase the tool reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Denis Lapointe
  • Publication number: 20140352114
    Abstract: An effective technique for increasing performance of an auxiliary handle which is attached to a power tool is provided. The auxiliary handle has a grip part, a grip holding part, a mounting part and a support part. The grip holding part is disposed between the grip part and the support part in a longitudinal direction of the auxiliary handle. When the auxiliary handle is attached to a power tool body, the grip part and the grip holding part are held so as to be movable with respect to the mounting part with the support part as a fulcrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Yoshitaka MACHIDA
  • Patent number: 8893355
    Abstract: A handle for use with and/or for releasably coupling to an implement. The handle may include: a handgrip, an arm operatively coupled to the handgrip, and a collar operatively coupled to the arm remote from the handgrip. The collar may be configured to releasably receive a shaft of the implement. The collar may comprise two substantially opposing collar portions defining a shaft pathway, wherein the collar portions are displaced axially along the shaft pathway to form a keyway sized to receive the shaft when the shaft and the shaft pathway are substantially orthogonal to each other. A set of handles may also be provided, with one handle having a shorter arm length than the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Marlon Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Longley, Anne Margaret Longley
  • Patent number: 8887357
    Abstract: A handle is disclosed for passenger use on a motorcycle. The handle is easily detachable from the motorcycle, by the use of a suction cup. The handle is firmly securable to the body of the motorcycle, while also offering enhanced gripping comfort for a passenger. The handle includes a proximal end attached to and protruding from a base that is fixed to the top of the suction cup, and a gripping portion oriented so as to be grippable by a user when the removable handle is attached to a motorcycle body, the gripping portion including a free distal end. In this manner, the handle is positioned such that when it is secured to the motorcycle body, the handlebar portion of the handle can be gripped by the passenger in a way that is comfortable for the passenger, even when the passenger leans their weight on the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Juan Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8844098
    Abstract: An apparatus for gripping a handheld device is provided. The apparatus includes a base for affixing the apparatus to a first surface of the handheld device; at least one extension extending from the base at a first end of the extension; and a grip extending from the at least one extension at a second end of the extension, wherein the grip is oriented substantially parallel to the first surface of the handheld device, and wherein the apparatus is adapted to receive a portion of at least one finger inserted between the grip and the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Shayne Karmatz
  • Publication number: 20140259533
    Abstract: A carrier is provided which is removably attachable to at least a portion of a handle of an object for more easily and ergonomically carrying the object. The carrier includes a first housing and a second housing. The first housing is rotatable with respect to the base of the first housing about a first axis. The second housing is attached to the base of the first housing and is pivotable relative to first housing about a second axis extending generally perpendicularly to the first axis between an open position in which at least a portion of the base of the first housing is at least partially separated from the second housing and a closed position forming a grip having a longitudinal axis spaced apart from the second axis and defining with the second axis a plane perpendicular to the first axis. The grip is configured to releasably receive and retain a portion of the handle of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nathaniel R. DAY
  • Publication number: 20140251649
    Abstract: A power tool assembly includes a power tool and an auxiliary handle member. An outer surface of a main body portion of the power tool includes first and second engagement structures. A fixing portion of the auxiliary handle member is fixed to the main body portion of the power tool with the fixing portion surrounding more than 180 degree of a circumference of the main body portion when viewed along a longitudinal axis of the main body portion. The fixing portion includes a first arm part with a first engagement section engaging with the first engagement structure and a second arm part with a second engagement section engaging with the second engagement structure. The first arm part and the second arm part are movable relative to each other to change a distance between the first engagement section and the second engagement section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki KONDO
  • Patent number: 8794660
    Abstract: An assist handle for assisting an operator with climbing on to, or off of, a ground maintenance vehicle such as a mower, and a ground maintenance vehicle incorporating the same. The assist handle includes, in one embodiment, a grip portion movable between a deployed position, wherein the grip portion is positioned at a deployed elevation configured to assist the operator with ingress to, or egress from, a platform such as a seat; and a stowed position, wherein the grip portion is positioned at a stowed elevation lower than the deployed elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Dale A. Stover, Todd A. Porter
  • Publication number: 20140196921
    Abstract: A power tool includes a main body portion and a grip portion. The main body portion includes a motor unit. The grip portion extends from the main body portion between a front end and a rear end of the main body portion. The main body portion further includes an auxiliary handle mounting structure disposed between the rear end of the main body portion and a rearmost end of a region where the grip portion meets the main body portion. An auxiliary handle member is coupled to the auxiliary handle mounting structure of the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KONDO, Takao KUROYANAGI
  • Patent number: 8776648
    Abstract: A tool handle including: a body configured to receive a handle of a tool; a hand grip extending approximately perpendicular from the body; and an arm ring rotatably disposed on the body, wherein the arm ring is adapted to be placed in at least two positions, a first position in which the arm ring is generally perpendicular to the hand grip such that a user may place the user's forearm through the arm ring to grasp the hand grip and a second position in which the arm ring is generally parallel to the hand grip so as to minimize the width of the tool handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Sung K. Lee
  • Patent number: 8683657
    Abstract: A retractable bar includes an inner tube, an outer tube and a positioning assembly. The outer tube has a longitudinal sliding groove and multiple locating notches. The outer tube is axially movably sleeved onto the inner tube. The positioning assembly has a positioning block and a press button. The positioning block is accommodated in the longitudinal sliding groove, and the positioning block has a positioning protrusion and a threaded hole. The press button has a threaded portion engaged with the threaded hole and is movable between a first position where the positioning protrusion is forced into engagement with one of the locating notches to lock the outer and inner tubes and a second position where the positioning protrusion is disengaged from each locating notch for allowing the axial relative movement of the outer tube to the inner tube for adjustment of the length of the retractable bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Lin
  • Patent number: 8671523
    Abstract: A carrier removably attachable to at least a portion of a handle of an object includes a first housing having a handle and a base. The handle of the first housing is rotatable with respect to the base of the first housing about a first axis. A second housing is pivotally attached to the base of the first housing about a second axis. The second axis extends generally perpendicularly to the first axis. The carrier is pivotable between an open configuration in which at least a portion of the base of the first housing is at least partially separated from the second housing to receive at least a portion of a handle of an object therein and a closed configuration in which at least a portion of the base of the first housing and the second housing combine to surround the handle of the object therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nathaniel R. Day
  • Patent number: 8667648
    Abstract: A ball handle assembly for a handheld tool is provided. The handheld tool includes a powered mechanism, an actuating mechanism for actuating the powered mechanism, and an elongated boom extending between the powered mechanism and the actuating mechanism. A ball handle assembly is adjustably attached to the boom to allow a user to adjust the ball handle assembly relative to the boom to provide a comfortable and ergonomic orientation regardless of the handedness of the operator. The ball handle assembly is translatable along the length of the boom, and the ball handle assembly provides for three degrees of rotation relative to the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: MTD Products Inc
    Inventor: Benjamin Edwin Vierck
  • Publication number: 20140020210
    Abstract: A handheld tool add-on handle includes: a coupling arrangement provided to produce a detachable connection to a handheld tool; and at least two rotary form-locking elements provided to produce a coupling in the rotational direction. The coupling arrangement has at least one guiding form-locking element which is at least provided to produce a coupling in the axial direction, and which is situated between the rotary form-locking elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jens BRENNENSTUHL, Juergen LUGINSLAND, Thomas DAHLER, Marco BRAUN, Andreas HEBER
  • Patent number: 8621719
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a technique for a reduction of vibration of an auxiliary handle for a hand-held power tool. The object can be achieved by a representative auxiliary handle. The auxiliary handle includes a ring-like mounting part, a pair of bases, a rod-like grip, one or arms and an elastic region. The bases are formed on a free end of the mounting part. The bases of the mounting part and extending end portions of the arms are arranged parallel to the longitudinal direction of the grip. The bases of the mounting part and the extending end portions of the arms are clamped by a bolt and a nut such that the mounting part holds the power tool body. The elastic region is provided in at least one of the mounting part, the bases and the extending end portions of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Nakashima, Takuo Arakawa, Shinya Bito
  • Patent number: 8573438
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of removable handles for cookware. The use of a single interchangeable and removable handle with different pieces of cookware has several advantages. One advantage is that the overall assembly is much smaller to store, as the handle may be removed and stored in a separate location, reducing the overall size of the assembly. In addition, a single handle may be utilized for multiple cooking vessels as it is common for only one handle to be utilized at a single time. Even though multiple cooking vessels may be used simultaneously, the handle is only utilized for repositioning or stabilizing the cooking vessel. In this way, when no cooking vessel is in use, only one handle need be stored, rather than separate (possibly attached) handles for each article of cookware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Magellan Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Cheng
  • Patent number: 8573608
    Abstract: A clamp assembly including: a clamp frame including a first portion including a first opening which accepts a fastener, and a second portion interposed between the first portion and a third portion, wherein the third portion includes a second opening and a third opening, each of which accepts a fastener, a threaded rod disposed through the first portion of the clamp frame; and a clamp pad on an inner end of the clamp rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: On The Level Billiards, LLC
    Inventor: John Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130269153
    Abstract: A handle for use with and/or for releasably coupling to an implement. The handle may include: a handgrip, an arm operatively coupled to the handgrip, and a collar operatively coupled to the arm remote from the handgrip. The collar may be configured to releasably receive a shaft of the implement. The collar may comprise two substantially opposing collar portions defining a shaft pathway, wherein the collar portions are displaced axially along the shaft pathway to form a keyway sized to receive the shaft when the shaft and the shaft pathway are substantially orthogonal to each other. A set of handles may also be provided, with one handle having a shorter arm length than the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: MARLON HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Longley, Anne Margaret Longley
  • Patent number: 8534375
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes a body part for outputting a rotational force at one end thereof, a grip part provided to extend from the body part in an intersecting relationship with the body part, and a suspension link provided at the other end of the body part for hanging the body part. The suspension link is configured to ensure that, if the body part is suspended from the suspension link using the suspension link as a pivot point, the electric power tool is kept by a weight balance in a horizontal posture in which the extension direction of the grip part is substantially orthogonal to the vertical direction or an inclined horizontal posture in which the joint portion of the body part and the grip part is positioned at the upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masamichi Nakamura, Hidekazu Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8464397
    Abstract: A self-affixing, removable, one-piece handle can be applied and removed from an item, such as a shopping cart, stroller, or the like, or the handle can be applied and removed from any number of items, such as the shoulder straps of a diaper bag or the loop handles of a set of shopping bags, or the like. By being self-affixing, the handle may be attached and removed from the item without the need for tools or any additional items, such as clamps, screws, adhesive, or the like. The handle may provide a link between the shopping cart or stroller and a child. Typical shopping carts or strollers do not provide a suitable location for a child to hold onto while walking alongside. Moreover, a separate, removable, self-affixing handle may be useful to help limit the spread of germs by allowing each child to have their own personal handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: John C. Arnold, IV, Stephanie Arnold
  • Patent number: 8448299
    Abstract: A handlebar grip for a bicycle or a motorcycle contains a sleeve member including a first segment, a second first segment, and a through hole, a holding face formed on the first segment, at least one limiting projection extending outward from the second segment, and a recessed pressing zone; a retaining housing including two hard engaging covers, at least one restricting groove to extend the limiting projection outward; a wall face formed around each of the at least one restricting groove and on each of the two engaging covers; the each of the two engaging covers including a C-shaped locking face; a locking device applied to lock the two engaging covers together so that the two engaging covers are locked on the handle outside the second segment by using two C-shaped locking faces respectively, and the two limiting projections of being axially limited by the two restricting grooves respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jin-Cang Li
  • Patent number: 8448300
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle for a hand-held power tool has a handle piece, a fixation means for fixing the auxiliary handle to the hand-held power tool, a rod with at least one set of teeth, and a guide in which the rod is seated longitudinally movably. A locking mechanism has a pawl, a pivot axis about which the pawl can be rotated between a locking position and a release position, and at least one locking tooth on the pawl that engages in a locked position with the guide, and is pivoted out of the guide in a release position. A spring element initially tensions the pawl into the locking position. A distance of the spring element from the pivot axis is less than a distance of the locking tooth from the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jens Imaschewski, Quirin Wahle
  • Patent number: 8418321
    Abstract: An auxiliary pole handle assembly includes a sleeve positioned on a shaft. A grip is pivotally coupled to the sleeve and includes a tube including a peripheral wall that has an open first end and an open second end. The peripheral wall has a pair of breaks therein. Each of the breaks extends through each of the first and second ends such that first and second portions of the grip are defined. The first and second portions are hingedly coupled together and are positioned in an open condition or in a closed condition. The first end of the grip is pivotally coupled to the sleeve. The grip is releasably positioned in a stored position defined by being in the closed condition extending around the sleeve or the grip is movably positioned into a deployed position extending outwardly away from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Ron Heiman
  • Patent number: 8413304
    Abstract: A gripping device for helping an individual pull him or herself into a vehicle (with limited or no assistance. The device features a strap having a first end and a second end; a handle grip disposed on the first end of the strap; and an anchor clip disposed on the second end of the strap. The handle grip comprises a first center hole for providing a means for a user to grip the handle grip. One or more grooves are disposed on at least a portion of the first center hole. The anchor clip resembles a standard tongue of a standard seat belt. A second center hole is disposed in the anchor clip adapted to engage a buckle of a standard seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: Rickey Tipton, Theresa Tipton