Plural Patents (Class 206/372)
  • Patent number: 10383468
    Abstract: A cutlery implement restraining system is provided. The cutlery implement restraining system includes a housing having a base, an upper wall, a front wall, a back wall and a sidewall, the sidewall extending substantially between the front wall and the back wall, and the sidewall extending substantially between the base and the upper wall, a cavity formed in the housing, the cavity at least partially bounded by the base, the front wall and the back wall, an implement carrier disposed within the cavity, the implement carrier being selectively positionable between a first position and a second position relative to the housing, and a securement system for releasably securing the implement carrier in the first position relative to the housing, the securement system being disposed on at least one of either the implement carrier and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Corelle Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Kerulis
  • Patent number: 10213914
    Abstract: A blow molding toolbox has a casing, a cover, and multiple reinforcing elements. The casing has multiple connecting recesses, multiple guiding slots, and multiple positioning recesses. The connecting recesses are deposited on an external surface of the casing at corners of the casing. The cover is pivotally connected to the casing and has a same structure as the casing. Each one of the reinforcing elements is connected to the casing at one of the corners of the casing to cover a corresponding connecting recess of the casing or is connected to the cover at one of the corners of the cover to cover a corresponding connecting recess of the cover, and each reinforcing element has a body, at least one fixing tube, and at least one tapping screw. The reinforcing elements may increase the structural strength of the blow molding toolbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: A-TINA TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10184768
    Abstract: An arrowhead holder includes a rigid plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, and recesses formed in the top surface of the rigid plate, each recess shaped and sized to receive a shaft portion of an arrowhead. The recesses are distributed across the rigid plate at a spacing sufficient to accommodate an arrowhead being placed in each of the recesses. Magnets are disposed in the recesses, each magnet configured to securely retain an arrowhead inserted in an associated recess through magnetic attraction between a magnet and a respective shaft portion of an arrowhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Workshops for Warriors
    Inventor: Hernán Luis y Prado
  • Patent number: 10051961
    Abstract: A modular table system having a base assembly, a pedestal and a top member. The base assembly includes a plurality of base members. The pedestal includes a plurality of adjacent wall panels, each supported by a corresponding one of the base members. The member engages with upper panel mounts on at least some of wall panels, whereby the base assembly, the pedestal and the top member define an enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Fritsche, Greg Mathieson, Evan Detskas, Randy Mauricio, Theresa Curran
  • Patent number: 10029322
    Abstract: A jigsaw that uses a cutting blade generally includes a housing containing a motor activated by a trigger assembly. A blade storage compartment is recessed in the housing. A platform is provided in the blade storage compartment having a first edge that at least partially defines a first recess that extends further into the housing beyond the platform. A member is connected to the platform that produces a magnetic field that releasably secures the cutting blade to the platform. The magnetic field is configured to permit a user to tilt the cutting blade about the first edge of the platform into the first recess to overcome the magnetic field and remove the cutting blade from the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Weston J. Van Wambeke, Christopher G. Donze, Ashok S. Baskar
  • Patent number: 9937614
    Abstract: A tool bit storage system includes a plurality of tool bits with each tool bit having a head and a drive portion. The tool bit storage system also includes a tool bit case having a bottom surface and a plurality of bit retainers extending from the bottom surface with each bit retainer supporting one of the plurality of tool bits at an oblique angle relative to the bottom surface so that the drive portion of the one of the plurality of tool bits extends generally away from the bottom surface and the head of the one of the plurality of tool bits extends generally toward the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn Meyers
  • Patent number: 9808931
    Abstract: An inexpensive, portable, durable and convenient organizer, storage and carry system for cleco type and long and short-nosed spring clamp fasteners and pliers that provides enhanced tool accountability in the aerospace industry while working with sheet materials. The present invention also creates workflow efficiencies by allowing for the transportation of multiple sizes and variations of the aforementioned tools in an organized and secure state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Louis Belman Vasquez, III, Louis Belman Vasquez, II
  • Patent number: 9744663
    Abstract: A tool box includes two first bodies and each first body has two first connection portions on the first end thereof. Two connectors are respectively connected to the first connection portions and each connectors has a second pivotal portion and a third pivotal portion. The second pivotal portion is a tubular portion with a C-shaped cross section which includes an elongate opening defined axially therethrough. The width of the elongate opening is smaller than the inner diameter of the second pivotal portion. The third pivotal portion is a rod which shares a common axis with the second pivotal portion. The diameter of the third pivotal portion is equal to or smaller than the inner diameter of the second pivotal portion. The third pivotal portions on one of the two first bodies are pivotably connected to the second pivotal portions on the other one of the two first bodies to pivotably connect the two first bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Chao-Tang Lin
  • Patent number: 9728944
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system comprising an apparatus and method to aid electricians or other workers desiring to pass a wire, cord, or other such material through an inaccessible area inside a wall, above a ceiling, or below a floor of a residential home or commercial building. The apparatus consists of two elastic poles with the first pole containing a magnet at its distal end and the second pole containing a void space along its longitudinal axis wherein a string of a length substantially longer than the length of the second pole is passed through the string having a magnet at one end so when fully passed through the magnet is at the distal end of the second pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Preston von Helf
  • Patent number: 9682471
    Abstract: A tool caddy with vertical inner and outer compartment support sections. The inner and outer sections are made of a semi-rigid, semi-flexible material such as thermoplastic and joined to each other at their respective upper ends by a saddle. The support sections are generally pre-formed to fit the tapering radius of a selectable container and each support section has at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TrueCast Designs LLC
    Inventors: Jack M. Jacobson, Jeffrey D. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9635959
    Abstract: A retail display hanger for supportively displaying a fluid container and a secondary component, where the fluid container has a neck, typically threaded, with a cap, which is likewise complementary threaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ALI INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Ali, Christopher Ali, Frank Ali, Wayne Carl Leblanc
  • Patent number: 9610680
    Abstract: A drill bit storage box with an integral gauge is provided. The storage box has a hinged top surface, a bottom, slanted sides and an interior. The top surface has a plurality of various sized openings for receiving drill bits, with each opening corresponding to a specific size drill bit. The interior of the storage box has a plurality of holding bins located beneath the plurality of openings of the top surface. When a drill bit is placed through the opening which corresponds to the exact diameter of the drill bit on the top surface and the drill bit is released, the drill bit falls into the correct corresponding holding bin within the interior of the storage box. In this manner, a random number of drill bits may be sized and stored for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NEXTEK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norman Diamond
  • Patent number: 9566990
    Abstract: A container constructed and arranged to be connected to other containers is provided. In an embodiment, the container may comprise a container portion with an opening into an interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored; a lid for closing the opening; a handle for carrying the container; a front latch for securing the lid to the container portion; and a pivotable side latch, pivotally connected to the lid, that is moveable between a retaining position and a storage position. The pivotable side latch may be configured to engage a retaining structure of another container when the pivotable side latch is in the retaining position. The lid may comprise a depression, and the pivotable side latch may be further configured to be in the depression when the pivotable side latch is in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: THE STANLEY WORKS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski, Yosi Sabbag, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 9539720
    Abstract: A tool holder is provided, including a main body, a back cover and a handle. The main body has two side faces opposite to each other. An end of the main body is a first end, and the second end of the main body is a second end. The first end is formed with a hanging portion. The back cover is pivoted to the second end, and the back cover is closable or expendable relative to the main body to make an inner surface thereof selectively cover or uncover one side face of the main body. The handle is disposed on the hanging portion, and one said side face of the main body is recessively formed with a receiving space. The handle is selectively expendable or closable to be arranged in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Yu-Hua Ou
  • Patent number: 9445678
    Abstract: A removal safeguard for a knife block, into which at least one knife having a blade can be inserted, includes a cover part, which has at least one recess, and a template, having at least one cut-out, mounted slidably with respect to the cover part, wherein in a first position the recess and the cut-out are aligned to one another in such a manner that a passage of the blade is possible, and in a second position the passage of the blade is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NEWTEC GmbH
    Inventor: Ali Güngördü
  • Patent number: 9434016
    Abstract: A saw blade clamping device has a first clamping device for clamping a first working element and a second clamping device for clamping a second clamping element, wherein the first clamping device and the second clamping device are parallel to each other and mounted to a transmission controlling mechanism. The two clamping devices can be controlled by the transmission control mechanism to can not only clamp a single saw blade but to allow for replacement of the single saw blade by double saw blades without changing the clamping system, which enables the replacement of the saw blade to be more convenient and quick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Hongtao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9381640
    Abstract: A storage system for a power component comprising a receptacle including a base and a closure connected to the base, the base and the closure defining an internal space for receiving one or more components, the closure being operable for selectively enclosing the internal space, and a connection means for releasably connecting the base with at least one component that is positioned within the internal space of the receptacle, the connection means including a first connection portion associated with the base for connecting with a second connection portion of the component. A package for containing a product interfacing device with a surface defining a recess that is shaped to conform with an exterior surface of the product and thereby restrict movement of the product relative to the product interfacing device, a removable cover and a connection means for releasably connecting the product interfacing device within the internal space of a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DEMAIN TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Benjamin Luke Van Der Linde, David Leigh Scrimshaw, Paul Francis Connor, Paul Miller, Ben Eyers, Sion Netzler, Lucas Lastman
  • Patent number: 9381639
    Abstract: A handheld tool carrying case having a carrying case base and a carrying case cover and at least one electronic system. The carrying case base or the carrying case cover has at least one battery interface and one lighting device, which are at least partly fixedly connected to the carrying case base or fixedly connected to the carrying case cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Werner, Georgios Margaritis
  • Patent number: 9375835
    Abstract: A tool box assembly contains plural tool boxes with a same size or different sizes, and each tool box has a first casing and a second casing. The first casing includes at least one groove defined on a top thereof, and the first casing also includes at least one engaging portion arranged on a peripheral side of the at least one groove. The second casing covers with the first casing and includes at least one protrusion mounted on a bottom thereof and corresponding to the at least one groove of the first casing. In addition, each of the at least one protrusion has a joining portion arranged on a peripheral wall thereof and corresponding to each of the at least one engaging portion of the first casing. Thereby, the plural tool boxes with the same size or the different sizes are stacked and fixed together easily and securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: FAIRNESS TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventor: Yi-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 9332861
    Abstract: A stack of disposable cutlery. The stack can include a plurality of disposable cutlery utensils disposed adjacent one another to provide a stack of the cutlery utensils. At least one elongated retaining mechanism can be adhered to the stack. The at least one elongated retaining mechanism can include at least one tail freely protruding beyond the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: Brian Scott Borke
  • Publication number: 20150096911
    Abstract: A tool storage device includes a housing, a linkage unit, a biasing member and a locking member. The linkage unit includes a driving member, multiple storing members, and a linkage mechanism interconnecting the storing members and the driving member. The linkage unit is convertible between a retracted position, where the storing members are accommodated in the housing, and an opening position, where the storing members are driven by the driving member via the linkage mechanism to pivot so that ends of the storing members are away from the housing with different orientations. The biasing member biases the linkage unit toward the expanded position. The locking member is disposed for locking releasably the linkage unit in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Chang-Xun Chen, Yu-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 8997985
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for holding and organizing surgical instruments in a surgical environment. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument holder comprises an elongated body portion including a plurality of slots. Each of the slots may be configured so as to retain a surgical instrument in a fixed position. The elongated body portion may have a base surface configured to contact a table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nichols-Reeves Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Reeves, Markyia S. Nichols
  • Patent number: 8978887
    Abstract: A receptacle for tool bit includes a main body and a pressing member. For storing, the tool bit can be completely received in the main body. Damage caused by unpredictable collision or scratch is prohibited. For removing the tool bit, user can press the pressing member. The pressing member is then moved to push the tool bit out of the main body. Therefore, user can draw the tool bit out easily, even the tool bit is generally completely received in the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Hui-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 8967379
    Abstract: A tool storage and transport system including a tool bag body formed from a base, a first exterior wall perpendicular to the base, and a second exterior wall perpendicular to the base and opposite the first exterior wall; and a tool organizer slidably engagable with at least one of the first and second exterior walls. The tool organizer includes an organizer tray having a bottom wall, a plurality of sidewalls generally perpendicular to the bottom wall, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. The first end is slidably engagable with the exterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LF Centennial Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150034518
    Abstract: A tool positioning frame for socket bits has a track disc and a suspension device. The track disc has a baseboard, multiple positioning racks, multiple positioning blocks and at least two mounting racks. The at least two mounting racks are respectively formed on and protrude from the baseboard, and each one of the at least two mounting racks has a mouth, two side openings and two searing blocks. The suspension device is detachably connected to the track disc and has multiple mounting sets, a suspension board and multiple holding rings. The mounting sets are movably mounted in the at least two mounting racks, and each one of the mounting sets has two half-blocks. The suspension board is mounted on the at least two mounting racks to cover the mouths and is connected to the mounting sets. The holding rings are respectively mounted between the suspension board and the mounting sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jui-Chien KAO
  • Publication number: 20150021220
    Abstract: A tool box includes at least one body which has a metal plate with multiple sides. Each side of the metal plate is bent to form a side wall so as to form a space between the metal plate and the side walls. Each corner of the metal plate has a notch and the side walls each have a distal section located corresponding to the notch. Each distal section has a first connection portion. Multiple connection members each have two wings extending from a bottom pate. Each wing has a slot and a second connection portion. The two distal sections of the two side walls are inserted into the two respective slots of the connection member, and the bottom plate closes the notch. The first connection portion is engaged with the second connection portion corresponding thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: CHIN-SHUN CHENG
  • Publication number: 20150014198
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tool staging and assembly trays and systems capable of attaching to aerial buckets and other elevated work stations. In particular, the present disclosure pertains to a tool tray device configured with an interior sidewall surface and one or more attachment saddles capable of engaging with a means for securing the device to the elevated work station. In preferred embodiments, trays of the present disclosure may also comprise at least one ramp configured to provide a sloped surface from the base of the tray to the top of a sidewall and at least one optionally removable means for vertically staging parts such as nuts and washers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 8899417
    Abstract: A tool box contains: a body, a lifting mechanism, at least one holder, and a controlling mechanism. The lifting mechanism is fixed on the body and includes a rotating assembly and a guiding member. The rotating assembly has a first end disposed in the body and a second end mounted in the guiding member so as to rotate on the body. The at least one holder is used to hold at least one tool set and is mounted on the rotating assembly of the lifting mechanism, such that the at least one holder is driven by the rotating assembly to lift and rotate. The controlling mechanism includes at least one resilient element for driving the rotating assembly to rotate and a control member disposed in the body, such that the rotating assembly of the lifting mechanism is positioned on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Chen, Chun-Chia Shih
  • Patent number: 8875884
    Abstract: A hand tool rack includes a first body and a second body. The first body has two rectangular extensions and a connection member which is located between the two extensions. Each extension has a first connection portion. The connection member has a second connection portion. Multiple first positioning portions are located between the two first connection portions. The second body has two first holes defined through two first portions on two ends thereof. The second body has a second hole defied through a second portion at the middle portion thereof. When the first connection portions extend through the first holes, the first connection portions contact respective tops of the first portions. The second connection portion extends through the second hole and contacts the second portion. The first positioning portions are connected with the second positioning portions of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hong-Jen Lee
  • Patent number: 8869662
    Abstract: An implement-storing tool-handle and a sliding cover for the tool handle where the implement-storing tool-handle heel includes one or more first apertures in the cover allows extension of a telescopic implement such as a pick-up magnetic wand stored in the handle heel when the cover is in any of one or more first pre-determined positions. The sliding cover for the implement-storing tool-handle heel may further include one or more second apertures in the cover conformed to allow retrieval of a bit stored in the handle only when the cover is in any of one or more second pre-determined positions, where the second predetermined positions coincide with one or more of the first predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Combined Products Co. #1 Inc
    Inventor: Burton Kozak
  • Patent number: 8851282
    Abstract: A transportable tool box comprising a large compartment configured with upright extending side walls defining a top opening of the large compartment configured with a locomotive arrangement, and two compartmented covers slidingly displaceable over the top opening of the large compartment between a closed position wherein the covers coextend and cover the top opening, and an open position wherein the two covers are displaced away from one another and expose the large compartment to allow access thereto. A locking arrangement is provided for arresting the compartmented covers at the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Keter Plastic Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaron Brunner
  • Publication number: 20140262885
    Abstract: A device for storage and transfer of tools and supplies that includes a housing, a cover and a handle. The housing defines a storage area therein and is configured to receive a plurality of tools and supplies. The cover is pivotally attached to the housing and is movable between a closed position covering the storage area and any tools and supplies therein, and an open position at least partially exposing and permitting access to the storage area and any tools and supplies therein. The handle is pivotally attached to the housing and is movable between a storage position located within the housing and a use position projecting from the housing for carrying the device thereby. The cover is movable between the closed and open positions while the handle is either in the storage position or the use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew C. Green, Peter Weremchuk
  • Publication number: 20140262887
    Abstract: A tool holder holds one or more tools when not being used. The tool holder comprises a body with a plurality of tool retainers for removably receiving a tool and a plurality of posts for securing the tool within the tool holder body when the tool holder is in a closed configuration. In some embodiments, the tool retainers are holding tubes, pockets or slots. In order to couple a tool with the tool holder, a lock door is moved to an open position and the tool is inserted into a tool retainer of the tool holder. Then the locked door is moved to a closed position where it is positioned over the tool and the tool is secured within the tool holder. The tool is securely held within the tool holder body and is not removable when the tool holder is in the closed position. In some embodiments, the tool holder is configured to hold a L-shaped hexagonal or round tool. In some embodiments, the tool holder is able to hold a plurality of tools of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WAGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Yugen Patrick Lockhart
  • Patent number: 8833557
    Abstract: A tool carrier including a base with an elongate vertical backboard body extending from a midline vertical axis of right and left walls of the base and is continuously disposed between first and second top sides of the base. A hinged lid completely separately covers each of the first top side and the second top side to secure items stored in compartments disposed within the base. Vertically oriented pockets on each of front and rear sides of the backboard body releasably secure hand tools therein. Each pocket has an open upper end, an open lower end, a strip member having a pair of spaced apart closed side walls, and a continuous opening between the strip member and the backboard body. The pockets include at least one standalone pocket and at least one row of the pockets. The pockets in each row of pockets are interconnected along the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Gwynn, Jr., Robert Gwynn, III
  • Patent number: 8800767
    Abstract: A burglarproof tool fitting holder device is formed with a side latch to tightly fasten a tool fitting for the effects of hanging show and protection against burglars. The device includes a tool fitting holder body and a burglarproof fixture unit. When the tool fitting holder body combines with the tool fitting in one, the fixing pedestal combines with the fixing cover plate of fixture unit in one via the two sides of the tool fitting to fasten the tool fitting. Further, ribs added in the inner fringes of the fixing cover plate and fixing pedestal is exactly wedged into the groove on the side of tool fitting to secure the tool fitting between the fixing cover plate and the fixing pedestal for effective protection against burglars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Yeo-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20140166516
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Publication number: 20140158569
    Abstract: A kit for carrying hole saws has a hole saw carrier configured to releasably carry thereon a plurality of nested hole saws, and is movable between (i) a storage position and (ii) a use position for removing one or more hole saws therefrom. The carrier is axially-elongated and receivable through an arbor hole in a hole saw to releasably carry the hole saw thereon and to allow one hole saw to be nested within another thereon. The carrier is pivotally mounted and movable between the storage and use positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventors: Matthew C. Green, Peter Weremchuk
  • Patent number: 8733546
    Abstract: A hand tool-holding apparatus includes a frame and a storage element located in the frame. The storage element includes at least one chamber defined therein, at least one aperture in communication with the chamber, and at least one elastic tab formed in the chamber. A tool can be inserted in the chamber via the aperture and kept there by the elastic tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yung-Yuan Liu
  • Patent number: 8727118
    Abstract: A rotary tool box contains a base including a plurality of receiving portions for receiving plural tools and at least one accommodation room for holding at least one driving tool, at least one end of which extends out of the at least one accommodation room; a covering member covered on the base and including at least one orifice defined on a top surface thereof so as to take or place the at least one driving tool, the covering member also including at least one slot formed on an outer surface thereof so that the at least one end of the at least one driving tool extends out of the accommodation room and is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20140123478
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching equipment includes a base and one of a toolbox or tool accessory. The base has a primary engagement surface with a plurality of outwardly projecting male members each comprising a shaft with an enlarged head at a remote end. The toolbox or tool accessory has a secondary engagement surface with a plurality of inwardly recessed female receivers configured to receive the male members in mating relationship. A locking assembly is positioned within the toolbox or tool accessory. The locking assembly includes a movable catch that is movable between a locking position and a release position. In the locking position, the catch engages the enlarged head of each of the male members to prevent the male members from being withdrawn from the female receivers. In the release position, the catch is spaced from the enlarged heads of each of the male members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: 1634718 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventors: Jody Gylander, Lucien Dnestrianschii, Joseph Marcos
  • Patent number: 8714355
    Abstract: A container system includes a plurality of containers, a plurality of container receiving regions, a plurality of base unit latches, and a base unit. Each base unit latch is arranged to latch an associated one of the containers at least partially within an associated one of the container receiving regions. The containers may be transported separately from the base unit, and may be used to store tools and other accessories. In one embodiment of the container system, each base unit latch comprises a resilient latch member connected to the base unit. The resilient latch member is biased into a lock position to engage a lock engagement portion on an associated one of the containers. The resilient latch member may be movable against the bias to a release position wherein the associated container is able to be removed from the associated container receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 8708143
    Abstract: A hand tool-holding apparatus includes a frame and a storage element located in the frame. The storage element includes at least one chamber defined therein, at least one aperture in communication with the chamber, and at least one elastic tab formed in the chamber. A tool can be inserted in the chamber via the aperture and kept there by the elastic tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Yung-Yuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20140110285
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning kit includes a base cleaning kit, at least one module attachment element affixed to an exterior portion of the base cleaning kit, and a first modular kit case adapted for storing at least one specialized cleaning implement. The base cleaning kit is adapted to store cleaning implements for a first class of firearm. The base cleaning kit includes a tool insert secured to an interior region of the case, and a first firearm cleaning tool secured within the tool insert. The first modular kit case is sized smaller than the base cleaning kit, and includes a first external fastening element adapted for releasable securement to the at least one module attachment element of the base cleaning kit. The specialized cleaning implement not included in the base cleaning kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Patent number: 8706176
    Abstract: A cell phone protector case including a combination of an interior hard shell and an exterior soft shell with three protrusion visible on each side o the rear surface of the exterior soft shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Valor Communication, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Jia, Lihui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140102928
    Abstract: The invention provides a container having a base and a lid, which together defines an internal compartment when the lid is in a closed position, and a tray located within the internal compartment. The tray is slidingly attached to the container by for example, a pair of slides, such that the tray is free to slide in at least one substantially lateral direction in relation to the container when the lid is in an open position. The lid may be a one-piece lid which is attached to the base by a hinge at one side of the base. The tray may be slidingly attached to the base and the tray is free to slide over the hinge side of the base when the lid is in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Yosi Sabbag, Danny Baruch, Michael Menirom
  • Publication number: 20140091118
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a structure of a tool holding sheath which comprises: a first accommodation body defined by a plurality of first accommodation spaces; and a second accommodation body pivoted with the first accommodation body; wherein the second accommodation body is defined by a plurality of second accommodation spaces set with the first accommodation spaces interlacedly. Through the above-mentioned structure, a user may receive the wrench tools in order and fit into the first accommodation spaces and the second accommodation spaces to have better positioning and holding functions. And, the interlaced design of the present invention can hold the wrench tools having versatile specifications and sizes and can facilitate a user to take and use the wrench tools, such that the present invention has the practical objectives of convenient using and holding for the wrench tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: YUN CHAN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Jui HSIAO, Yi-Feng HSIEH
  • Patent number: 8684183
    Abstract: Described is a portable carrying case for storing and transporting culinary essentials such as cooking equipment, instruments and accessories such as cutlery, spices, cookbooks, scales and other assortment of kitchen necessities. A knife compartment within said portable carrying case may be detached to serve as a standalone knife retaining compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Vaughn D. Trannon
  • Publication number: 20140083888
    Abstract: An extension ladder tool caddie is provided that comprises an elongated bridge portion having a first and second end receptacle portion adapted to receive the upper rail ends of an extension ladder fly therein. The caddie is supported by the upper rail ends and is positioned therebetween to form an upper ladder rung that supports tools for a worker along the ladder. The bridge portion of the device includes an open upper having a plurality of defined cavities for supporting different hand tools, appliances, and fasteners therein for stable containment thereof and ready access thereto. A first and second tab is further provided along the exterior sidewall of the bridge portion for supporting suspended tools such as paint brushes and screw driver tools. The assembly is specifically suited for extension ladders and provides a tool caddie at the upper, open portion of the extension ladder fly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Constable
  • Publication number: 20140083887
    Abstract: A device is presented for storing and organizing flexible objects including hair accessories. The device includes a first body having a surface that defines an internal cavity. The device includes a strand or tube attached to and extending from the first body. A flexible object is disposed over the strand or tube and is retained by the strand or tube and the first body. In one embodiment, the device further includes a container having a cylindrical shape defining a chamber. The container has an opened and a closed end to define an internal volume. The internal volume is suitable for storing flexible items. In another embodiment, the device further includes a foldable carrying container having an external surface and an internal surface. The foldable container is selectively configurable in an open and a closed position. One or more straps coupled to the internal surface to retain the flexible items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Groth
  • Publication number: 20140076759
    Abstract: A system module of a storage system includes at least one frame unit, at least one first function unit, at least one second function unit, and at least one positioning unit. The at least one frame unit has at least one coupling unit configured to be coupled, so as to be disconnectable by an operator, to at least one part of at least one further system module. The function units are configured to be disposed, at least in one operating state, at least substantially inside a space spanned by the frame unit. The at least one positioning unit is configured to position the function units, independently of each other, relative to the frame unit, in at least two at least substantially differing positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Roehm, Dietmar Saur