Bar-type Handle Patents (Class 16/436)
  • Patent number: 10792546
    Abstract: A golf grip composed of multiple rubber compounds producing desirable properties within the golf grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Edward Wang, Alex Walls, Wen-Chen Su
  • Patent number: 10479644
    Abstract: An elevator system for supporting tubulars having one or more elevator links with internal passages disposed through the elevator links to provide communication to and from the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FORUM US, INC.
    Inventor: Andre Vierke
  • Patent number: 10390493
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that is connectable to a conventional chain saw to extend the operable reach of the chain saw. This apparatus includes a support assembly to provide support against a user's leg or body portion when cutting an elevated item. The apparatus helps to elevate and control a chain saw, while cutting or trimming objects with the chain saw. The apparatus includes operationally secure mounting means to firmly engage the handles of the chain saw, and to maintain the saw in proper operative alignment and position. The apparatus reliably and securely engages a chain saw handle without requiring modification of the original chain saw equipment. The apparatus provides a mounting assembly which does not engage or otherwise adversely contact fragile plastic parts of the chain saw, such as the engine housing. The apparatus provides an assembly for remotely operating a throttle or a trigger of the chain saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Lynn Sinyard
  • Patent number: 9609925
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding pole (1), normally comprising four pipe sections (7-9), wherein the pipe sections (7-9) are connected to each other by means of plug-in connections while aligned along the pole axis (32) in the assembled state of the folding pole (1), and normally only three pipe sections (8, 8?, 9) are still connected to each other by means of a movable connecting element (16) in the folded state, and wherein a pole handle (2) is arranged on a top pipe section (7) and a pole tip (23) is arranged on a bottom pipe section (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lenhart, Anna Friederike Lenhart, Markus Sebastian Lenhart
  • Patent number: 9580098
    Abstract: An example stroller disclosed herein includes a joint carried by a frame. The joint includes a first housing, a second housing, and a third housing disposed between the first housing and the second housing. The first, second, and third housings respectively include first, second, and third openings. The stroller includes a lock including a lever and a bar. The bar is to simultaneously mater with the first, second, and third openings of the first, second, and third housings when the lever is in a first position to prevent rotation of the first housing and the second housing relative to the third housing, and to disengage from the first, second, and third openings of the first, second, and third housings when the lever is in a second position to enable the first housing and the second housing to rotate relative to the third housing to fold the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Darren Eisinger
  • Patent number: 9488003
    Abstract: A portable ladder has two stiles interconnected by rungs. The ladder is provided with a stand off device, including two stand off arm assemblies, each being telescopically inserted into a receiving space. Each stand off arm assembly has a base part and a stand off arm interconnected by a hinge that allows the stand off arm to be pivoted between a position in alignment with the base part and an angled stand off position. The stand off arm assemblies are each configured such that—in extended position—the hinge is located outside the receiving space with the base part being located within said receiving space, and also such that—in retracted position—the base part, the hinge, as well as at least a portion of the stand off arm are located within the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LAMPE HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Caspar Bernard Lampe, Maarten Olden
  • Patent number: 9441785
    Abstract: A storage device for weave and extension hair may include a body having downwardly curved arm portions extending in opposite directions from a central portion and a hook shaped suspending member. The body may have a plurality of nook sections. A plurality of cords having a first end and a second end may be secured along the plurality of nook sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Shelly Ann Sterling
  • Patent number: 9009920
    Abstract: A motorized extension pole including a first hollow pole member having a second pole member telescopically mounted in said first pole member. The second pole member is selectively moved between extended and retracted positions with respect to said first pole member by a battery powered drive motor. The drive motor is mounted within a handle attached to the inner end of the first pole member. A coupling mechanism interconnects the handle to the first pole member which permits the first pole member to be selectively rotated without rotating the handle so that the control switch on the handle is always located in a convenient position. The pole also includes limit switches for controlling the retraction and extension of the second pole member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Mark J. Ramsey, Mark C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 9009921
    Abstract: A motorized extension pole including a first hollow pole member having a second hollow pole member telescopically mounted in said first pole member. The second pole member is selectively moved between extended and retracted positions with respect to said first pole member by a battery powered drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Mark J. Ramsey, Mark C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 8991013
    Abstract: An extendable handle comprises an outer tubular rod member, an intermediate tubular rod member slidably disposed within the outer tubular rod member, an inner tubular rod member slidably disposed within the intermediate tubular rod member, and a line routing through and operatively engaging with the tubular rod members such that the inner tubular rod member extends from or retracts into the intermediate rod member when the intermediate rod member is moved relative to the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Happy Captain Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur C. Nommensen, Murray Bragg
  • 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
  • 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: 8875351
    Abstract: A shopping cart handle shield device provides a temporary shield preventing contact with the handle of a shopping cart. The device includes a slot extending through a first tube between a first end and a second end of the first tube defining a gap between opposite sides of the slot. Thus, the first tube is coupled to the tubular handle of the shopping cart by inserting the handle of the shopping cart through the slot. A slit extends through a second tube between a first end of the second tube and a second end of the second tube defining a gap between opposite sides of the slit. Thus, the second tube is coupled to the handle by inserting the handle through the slit. A tether has a first end coupled to the first tube and a second end coupled to the second tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Lewis M. Williams
  • Patent number: 8875350
    Abstract: A reversible tip assembly for selectively connecting an extension pole/handle extension to tool handles having either compatible quick release lock mechanisms or conventional internally threaded sockets. The tip assembly comprises a body having oppositely extending rod-like tips at opposite ends of the body. One of the tips has a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending external thread segments. The other tip has an end portion that is compatible with quick release lock mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: Richard K. Bukovitz
  • Patent number: 8800113
    Abstract: A rigid modular connector operable to attach to any type of standard male surgical feature that is suitable for large axial loads in both rotational and translational directions while providing accurate tactile feedback. The rigid modular connector includes a handle, a connector rigidly affixed to a proximal end of the handle, and a collar that may slide longitudinally about the connector. The collar may further include one or more leaf springs that are operable to pivot slightly away from or closer to the collar. When the collar slides towards the handle on the connector, the one or more leaf springs may pivot inwardly, locking the collar with the handle in an open position. When the collar slides or the collar slides towards a proximal end of the connector, the one or more leaf springs may pivot outwardly, locking the collar with the connector in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Luis Charvet
  • Patent number: 8776321
    Abstract: A hand grip for use on a handle of an assistive mobility device or a bicycle has a body and an integral fin. Both are designed to damp vibration and reduce the force experienced by a user's hand. This is accomplished by using different thicknesses of an elastomeric material in the structural layer of the hand grip and by designing the fin to flex. The grip is covered with a soft elastomeric outer layer that provides additional cushioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: SideStix Ventures Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Doherty, Kerith Perreur-Lloyd, Barbara Poerschke
  • Patent number: 8776320
    Abstract: A handle assembly for mounting to a door of an appliance includes a main body member having first and second end portions separated by an intermediate portion. Each of the first and second end portions includes a cavity adapted to receive an end insert formed of soft material. Each of the end inserts includes an attachment member. The handle is mounted to a front face of the door through interengagment of the attachment members and base members provided on the door without scratching the surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Forrest F. Wing
  • Patent number: 8756766
    Abstract: A vibration dampening handle for a powered apparatus includes an elongated gripping member having first and second opposite ends and a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends, and a wall defining an inner bore and having an inner surface. The inner bore extending along the longitudinal axis at least partially through the gripping member, and opens on at least the first end of the gripping member. A weighted mass is disposed at the second free cantilevered end of the gripping member. An elongate elastic beam member is attached to the gripping member. A portion of the beam member is disposed within the inner bore and is spaced apart from the inner surface. The beam member further includes a first end that extends beyond the first end of the gripping member and includes a fastening member adapted to connect the handle to the powered apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang J. Zhang, Daniel H. Sides, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8732910
    Abstract: A handle assembly that may be used on an appliance is provided. The handle assembly can include a handle that is received into one or more receptacles and can be installed without tools or the use of additional fasteners such as screws, bolts, and the like. The handle assembly can be installed onto doors, drawers, or other components of a variety of different appliance types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Companmy
    Inventors: Steven David Paul, Thomas S. Trupe
  • Patent number: 8714050
    Abstract: A faucet handle includes a handle having a containment space, the containment space having an assembly aperture on a top surface, the assembly aperture accepting a limiting member, with two limiting ribs disposed adjacent to two opposite sides of the assembly aperture. A plurality of adjusting members respectively have a through aperture and two engaging columns adjacent to sides of the through aperture. Each engaging column is inserted between the two limiting ribs of the handle. The adjusting member also has two engaging slots adjacent to another side of the through aperture and an assembly device having an assembly base. The assembly base has an assembly space and two positioning columns adjacent to the assembly space, and each positioning column engages with an engaging slot of the adjusting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8650715
    Abstract: A shell for a handle tube of a shopping cart or trolley. The shell has improved properties compared with a conventional, round, simple shell and has zones made of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 8646151
    Abstract: A ligature-resistant grab bar for mounting on a surface, having an elongated handgrip having a generally centrally disposed spine extending from the first end of the handgrip to the second end of the handgrip and which is configured and dimensioned to extend outwardly from the surface, when mounted. The spine lying flush against the surface and two arms extending outwardly from the spine along its entire length, each having an outer surface which collectively define the handgrip outer surface. The arms each having an outer free end portion which is configured and dimensioned to be grasped by a user. End caps on each of the ends of the handgrip, at least one of the end caps having an outwardly flared end wall having a first edge joined to the outer surface of the handgrip and a second edge configured and dimensioned to lie flush against the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Laurence D. Kopp, Christopher L. Kopp
  • Patent number: 8647005
    Abstract: The paint trimmer includes a rigid base and a handle removably attachable to the base. The handle includes a bladder for storing paint. A paint applicator is associated with the base and fluidly coupled to the bladder via a manifold. Accordingly, a user may selectively dispense paint from the bladder to the paint applicator via the manifold for application to a surface to be painted. A paint mask associated with the base and offset from the paint applicator prevents paint from dispensing to undesired locations of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8561338
    Abstract: A pistol grip recoil assembly for a firearm includes a rigid grip body formed with rest structure thereon and connected to a firearm. A substantially elastomeric, resilient and deformable grip insert is received in the grip body and forms a shock absorbing, cushioning backstrap engageable with the palm of a user's hand for minimizing recoil caused by discharge of the firearm. The grip body and grip insert are slidably engaged together by means of a dovetail arrangement and secured together thereafter by a means of a fastening structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Technology International USA, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Chvala
  • Patent number: 8544972
    Abstract: A door handle for a refrigerator is provided. The door handle includes a graspable handle main body, a receiving member coupled to the handle main body and provided with a receiving portion, one or more decorations received in the receiving portion, and a handle cover coupled to the handle main body and supporting at least a portion of the decoration. As the decorations are stably installed on the door handle, the exterior beauty of the refrigerator can be improved. This satisfies the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chanju Pae
  • Patent number: 8533912
    Abstract: A grab handle mounting assembly securable to a mounting surface includes a first mounting arm assembly securable to a mounting surface. The first mounting arm assembly defines a first male pin. A second mounting arm assembly is securable to a mounting surface and defines a second male pin. The assembly further includes a first tube having first and second open ends, wherein the first male pin is mateable within the first open end of the first tube and the second male pin is mateable within the second open end of the first tube. When the first and second mounting arm assemblies are secured to a mounting surface with the first and second male pins mated with the first and second open ends of the first tube, the first and second mounting arm assemblies impose a torsional force on the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventor: Richard Tran
  • Patent number: 8516659
    Abstract: A handle assembly is provided for a refrigerator door including a side edge defined by an upper inner edge portion and a lower inner edge portion which are offset by a lateral portion, front and back sides, and an opening between the front and back sides at the lateral portion. The handle assembly includes a handle having a first end leading to a second end through a gripping portion. The second end is provided with in-turned portion having a projection. The handle assembly also includes an attachment member fixed to the front side of the door and a cap positioned in the opening of the door. When assembled, the first end of the handle is secured to the attachment member and the projection extends into a socket formed in the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Forrest F. Wing
  • Patent number: 8506027
    Abstract: A door handle configured for mounting onto a surface of an appliance door, such as a refrigerator door, includes a thermoplastic molded body having a central grip section intermediate of a mounting foot provided at each opposite end of the body. Each mounting foot has a flat planar cross-sectional end face configured for mounting flush against the surface of the appliance. A tubular metal insert is overmolded in each mounting foot, with the insert having an open end generally flush with the mounting foot end face. The insert has an inner cross-sectional profile configured for engagement over a stud provided on the surface of the appliance with, for example, a setscrew inserted through a setscrew hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Thomas Klaus, Robert Dennis Halleron
  • Patent number: 8490250
    Abstract: An extension pole and tool holder apparatus is described. A first rod has a distal end and a proximal end, and a first rod aperture extending from the distal end toward the proximal end. It also includes a transversely-extending aperture portion that is longitudinally spaced from the distal end. A second rod also has distal and proximal ends, the second rod being disposed in a telescoping, longitudinally-moveable arrangement with respect to the first rod. The second rod typically has a second rod aperture with a longitudically-extending aperture portion extending from the distal end toward the proximal end. A third rod has a protruding member extending transversely outwardly therefrom, the third rod being mountable within the first and second rods such that the protruding member is trapped within the transversely-extended aperture portion of the first rod aperture and the longitudinally-extended aperture portion of the second rod aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: TCM Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Scott M. Lanz
  • Patent number: 8458846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dental and/or oral care, especially a tooth brush, comprising a preferably rod-shaped tool support to which a cleaning tool, especially a bristle field, can be fastened. The tool support is configured as a composite body that comprises an enveloping body from a first material, preferably plastic material, and a functional body from a second material, preferably metal, which is embedded in the enveloping body. The dental and/or oral care device is characterized in that the functional body is configured in at least some sections thereof as a trelliswork girder frame that has longitudinal girders substantially extending in the longitudinal direction of the tool support and a plurality of cross-girders. The enveloping body is especially transparent so that the functional body is visible through the enveloping body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: BRAUN GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Schamberg, Jens Störkel, Tilmann Winkler, Martin Vitt, Ulrich Pfeifer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130125345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door handle for a domestic appliance. The door handle includes a handle bar (10) and a fastening part (12). The fastening part (12) is a single-piece part and comprises at least two contact elements (14) and a bracket portion (16). The bracket portion (16) connects the contact elements (14). The contact elements (14) comprise one free side opposite to the bracket portion (16) in each case. The free sides of the contact elements (14) are attached or attachable at a door of the domestic appliance. The bracket portion (16) comprises at least one outer side opposite to the contact elements (14). The handle bar (10) is formed as a profile part with one open longitudinal side. At least one inner side of the profile part of the handle bar (10) is at least partially complementary to the at least one outer side of the bracket portion (16). Further, present invention relates to a domestic appliance with such a door handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Trevor Specht, Branko Ivanovic, Dietmar Hilder, Bernd Heisswolf
  • Patent number: 8424215
    Abstract: A handle for a safety razor is provided that includes an elongated hand gripping structure with a cartridge support structure at an end of the hand gripping structure. The hand gripping structure includes a frame and a first and second gripping pad. Each gripping pad can have a thermoplastic elastomeric gripping layer and a nonelastomeric thermoplastic support layer. The first gripping pad has an extension that cooperates with an opening of the frame to provide a snap fit joint between the frame and the first gripping pad. The second gripping pad has an extension that cooperates with the extension of the first gripping pad to prevent disengagement of the snap fit from the opening of the frame. The extension of the first gripping pad can be bifurcated and the extension of the second gripping pad can be received in the bifurcation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Quintiliani, Frank Renaldi, III, Nathan Venskytis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130074288
    Abstract: A pliable tubular paddle hand grip sleeve that reduces friction, motion, chaffing, wear and ultimately blisters to the hand during the normal paddling motion by isolating the motion to the surfaces between the paddle shaft and hand grip sleeve. The sleeve is slipped on to any paddle shaft without any effect to paddle. The sleeve maintains the cross sectional size and all radial and axial contours of any paddle shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Paul D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8393020
    Abstract: Bath and shower support systems for a bath or shower enclosure have adjustable grab bars bearing on adjustable lower supports and laterally connecting to a parallel tiled wall by suction cups clamped to the tile by locking means. An adjustable length upward extending grab bar attaches to the lower grab bar with its upper extremity attaching to the tiled wall by connection means that includes a suction cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Willie T. Grant
  • Patent number: 8375499
    Abstract: An ergonomically-configured handle for tools such as cleaning devices and, more particularly, to a handle for a broom or mop (for example) is formed with curved end terminations to reduce back strain and provide ease of use. A first curved end termination is attached to a tool head (such as a brush, rake head or the like) via an elbow joint. A straight section of handle is then attached to the first curved end termination, where a second curved end termination is then attached to the opposite end of the straight section. A handle grip may be disposed over the termination of the second curved end termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Lee Marino
  • Patent number: 8316509
    Abstract: A multi-function carrying handle and suspender either for engaging a cap and a shoulder of a bottle simultaneously in such a manner so as to better distribute carrying load so as to avoid puncturing the shoulder of the bottle when being carried or for facilitating turning the cap of the bottle or for suspending a suspendable article, which includes a body, an arm, and fingers. The body has a through bore engaging the cap of the bottle when used to carry the bottle or when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle. The arm extends arcuately outwardly from the body to a terminal end, and carries the bottle when used to carry the bottle or facilitate turning the cap of the bottle when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Donald W. Thomson, Randell N. Smith, Jorald W. Olp, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8281460
    Abstract: A handle assembly for mounting to a door of an appliance includes a main body member having first and second end portions separated by an intermediate portion. Each of the first and second end portions includes a cavity adapted to receive an end insert formed of soft material. Each of the end inserts includes an attachment member. The handle is mounted to a front face of the door through interengagment of the attachment members and base members provided on the door without scratching the surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Forrest F. Wing
  • Patent number: 8276626
    Abstract: A sanitary shield for preventing direct contact of a user with an exterior surface of an elongated handle includes a flexible sheet having each of a predetermined width, a predetermined length and a predetermined thickness. The flexible sheet is formed from a flexible plastic material. A first row of interposed tabs and notches is formed in a first side edge of the flexible sheet and a second row of interposed tabs and notches is formed in a second side edge of the flexible sheet, whereby each tab in one row is aligned with a notch in an opposed row. The respectively aligned tabs and notched are interlocked with each other for firmly securing the flexible sheet onto the elongated handle, whereby the interlocking tabs and notches along with the first and second side edge lie within confines of the predetermined thickness of the flexible sheet. The sanitary cover may be also provided as a tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Phyllis Balbosa
  • Patent number: 8276242
    Abstract: The present document describes a pivotable handle assembly for mounting on a support. The assembly comprises a rotation-blocking portion comprising a pivot axis, the rotation-blocking portion for being rotatable about the pivot axis and relative to the support when in an unlocked position, and when in a locked position, the rotation blocking portion for preventing its rotation about the pivot axis; a handle depending from the rotation blocking portion; and a locking mechanism comprising a push-button and a lock release. The locking mechanism is for locking the rotation-blocking portion in the locked position, and for unlocking the rotation-blocking portion in the unlocked position upon a pushing motion being applied to the push-button to actuate the lock release, the unlocked position thereby allowing the handle to be pivoted about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Mylène Girard, Charles Vallières
  • Patent number: 8266767
    Abstract: A faucet handle includes a handle having a containment space, the containment space having an assembly aperture on a top surface, the assembly aperture accepting a limiting member, with two limiting ribs disposed adjacent to two opposite sides of the assembly aperture. An adjusting member has a through aperture and two engaging columns adjacent to a side of the through aperture. Each engaging column is inserted between the two limiting ribs of the handle. The adjusting member also has two engaging slots adjacent to another side of the through aperture and an assembly device having an assembly base. The assembly base has an assembly space and two positioning columns adjacent to the assembly space, and each positioning column engages with an engaging slot of the adjusting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8240008
    Abstract: A hands-free system for connecting and disconnecting a tool from an adjustable length extension pole. The system includes first and second slidably interconnected elongated members, a tool-holding assembly releasably coupled to the second elongated member, and a locking assembly disposed between the first and second elongated members. The relative sliding of the first and second elongated members can be selectively restrained by rotating the first and second elongated members relative to one another. The tool-holding assembly can be disconnected from the second elongated member by sliding the first and second elongated members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: Robert D. Newman, Jr., Judson C. Cole, Eldon Morain
  • Patent number: 8209818
    Abstract: A handle unit includes a handle, a connector, a bolt, a latch, a button and a spring. The handle includes two lugs. The connector includes a lug. The lug of the connector is located between the lugs of the handle. The bolt is inserted in the lugs so that the handle is pivotally connected to the connector. The latch is connected to the bolt and located in a non-circular opening of the second lug of the handle. The button is connected to the bolt. The spring is compressed between the button and the first lug of the handle to make the latch partially enter a non-circular opening of the connector to position the connector relative to the handle. The button can be pressed to make the latch leave the non-circular opening of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Yih Cheng Factory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jack Lin
  • Patent number: 8201667
    Abstract: Braking system for a stroller utilizes an actuator to move two brakes close to an axis to unlock the rear wheels of the stroller and away from the axis to lock the rear wheels. Each brake comprises a long arm. The brakes are disposed at the opposite sides of the axis. When the actuator is driven to rotate about the axis, the brakes move around the axis to have axial movement close to or away from the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Zhi-Ren Zhong, Jian-Qun Li
  • Patent number: 8186019
    Abstract: A handle for a rotating tool extension is disclosed. The handle includes a body member having a central portion with first and second end portions. The body member is positionable along an axis of rotation of the rotating tool extension and includes a bore formed in the body member extending therethrough along the axis of rotation. A liner may be at least partially disposed within the bore, and may be at least partially removable from and insertable within the bore. A rotating tool extension is at least partially inserted within the liner. Alternatively, the body member may include at least one roller bearing member contacting at least a portion of the rotating tool extension during rotation of the extension. The handle and extension may be provided as a combination and also as a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel A. Peluso, Anthony N. Fresco
  • Patent number: 8186018
    Abstract: An auxiliary handle for a hand-held power tool (7) includes a lockable lag hinge (46) provided between the clamping section (21) and the gripping member (34) and having a pivot pin (47), a tightening member (51) for tightening and loosening the clamping section (21) and arranged on an end (48) of the pivot pin (47) of the lag hinge (46), a locking device (41) for locking and releasing the lag hinge (46), and an independent from the tensioning member (51), a quick-release device (56) for the locking device (41) and the clamping section (21) for displacing the locking device (410 in a position in which the lag hinge (46) is released and for loosening tightening of the clamping section (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Paul Martin
  • Publication number: 20120073086
    Abstract: An ergonomic hand grip assembly is provided for attenuating shocks and impacts and reducing discomfort occasioned by use. The assembly includes a novel slotted sleeve member disposed between an elastomeric outer cover and an inner control member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: BOYESEN ENGINEERING
    Inventor: Gregory S. Rarick
  • Patent number: 8141209
    Abstract: A vibration dampening handle for a powered apparatus includes an elongate gripping member including a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a longitudinal axis extending through the first end and the second end, and a wall defining an inner bore and having an inner surface. The inner bore extends along the longitudinal axis at least partially through the gripping member, and opens on at least the first end of the gripping member. A weighted mass is disposed at the second end of the gripping member. An elongate elastic beam member is one of attached to and integral with the gripping member. The beam member extends along a region of the longitudinal axis and a portion of the beam member is disposed within the inner bore and is spaced apart from the inner surface. The beam member further includes a first end that extends beyond the first end of the gripping member and includes a fastening member adapted to connect the handle to the powered apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Black and Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang J. Zhang, Daniel H. Sides, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8136195
    Abstract: A handle for an implement for cleaning a surface, such as a floor, includes an elongated pole, an end cap and a hang cap. The elongated pole has a top end and a bottom end. The bottom end of the elongated pole is adapted to be coupled to a cleaning head on the implement. The end cap is fixedly mounted over the top end of the pole and the hang cap is movably mounted over the end cap. The end cap and hang cap are constructed so that when the hang cap is mounted in place on the end cap, the hang cap may rotate relative to the end cap but cannot move up or down relative to the end cap. The hang cap may define a hole for removably mounting the implement on a hook attached to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Butler Home Products, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Michelson