Tool Patents (Class 211/70.6)
  • Patent number: 10603785
    Abstract: A tool rack has a long base and a positioning structure disposed in the base, wherein the positioning structure includes a plugged impression, a socket seat and a connecting part, wherein the plugged impression is provided with a convex column for positioning the socket. The socket seat is used for positioning the socket wrench. The positioning structure can be used to dispose the socket and the socket wrench which are often used together, and it can improve the convenience of the tool user to take and store the socket and the socket wrench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10589416
    Abstract: A tool holder has a long base and a positioning structure disposed in the base, wherein the positioning structure includes a plugged impression, a basal part, a connecting part and two clamping arms. The plugged impression is provided with a convex column for positioning the socket. The clamping arms are opposite to each other for positioning the socket wrench or other tool. The positioning structure can improve the convenience of the tool user to take and store the socket and the socket wrench, and the disposed stability is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10547188
    Abstract: A self-contained electrical charging station includes a housing configured for coupling to a furniture article. The charging station includes an electrical output connector that is accessible from outside the housing, an electrical input connector supported at the housing and also accessible from outside the housing, and a self-contained electrical power source such as a rechargeable battery. The self-contained electrical power source is configured to be simultaneously electrically engaged with the electrical input connector and mechanically supported by at least one of the electrical input connector, the housing, or associated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Timothy J. Warwick, Anthony M. Nicolette
  • Patent number: 10500713
    Abstract: A tool hanging system including a first tool having a first mount receiving portion and a second tool having a second mount receiving portion. A first mounting attachment is engaged with the first mount receiving portion and a second mounting attachment engaged with the second mount receiving portion. The tool hanging system further includes a wall panel. The first mounting attachment can hang on the wall panel so that the first tool is hung on the wall panel and the second mounting attachment can hang on the wall panel so that the second tool is hung on the wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, Daniel J. White, Gregg L. Sheddy, Michael P. Kunz, Eric Scherbarth
  • Patent number: 10381814
    Abstract: An electrical junction box includes a housing assembly that is openable and closable. The electrical junction box also includes a plurality of pass-through apertures, each pass-through aperture being formed through the housing assembly, and a plurality of bushings, each bushing being located within one (1) of the pass-through apertures. The housing assembly is configured to enclose an electrical splice. With the housing assembly being open, each one (1) of the bushings is configured to receive an electrical wire forming a portion of the electrical splice. With the housing assembly being closed, each one (1) of the bushings is configured to prevent linear movement of the electrical wire along a center axis of the pass-through aperture relative to the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Pritchard
  • Patent number: 10239199
    Abstract: A Utensil Shelf for storing, organizing, and making available space for anyone that uses some type of small instruments. The utensil shelf is a revolving quadrilateral structure that has four sides with inserts that hold removable shelves in place. The inserts help the shelves to slide in and out easily, as well as having uniquely designed handles that are attached to the removable shelves. The removable shelves can be lowered or raised depending on the need for space. A top platform of the utensil shelf has twenty one uniquely spaced openings/holes that can be used to store or to easily remove the small instruments for use. The utensil shelf additionally includes a swivel base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Nathaniel Mathis
  • Patent number: 10220504
    Abstract: A portable drill ready stand and tool caddy has a stability base, a drill ready stand, a drill docking port, hand tool docking ports, and drill bit trays. The drill ready stand extends upwards from the stability base and may include some hand tool docking ports. The drill docking port is attached to the drill ready stand and is adapted to receive and securely hold a portable drill. The drill docking port holds the drill in a ready position so that a user can grasp the drill and immediately use it. Hand tool docking ports can hold a measuring tape, carpenter's square, pliers, or screwdrivers, etc. Drill bit trays can removably mount on the stability base and can incorporate drill bit storage ports that accept a plethora of drill bits, nut drivers, spade bits, auger bits, or any other accessory that is used with a drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mitchell L Brinkhuis
  • Patent number: 10179334
    Abstract: The present invention includes a pipette stand having a base, a trunk extending from the base, and a holding assembly coupled to the trunk. The holding assembly forms one or more apertures configured to receive at least a portion of a pipette therein, and the one or more apertures define a first width. The pipette stand also includes an insert removably couplable to the holding assembly and configured to modify the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HEATHROW SCIENTIFIC LLC
    Inventors: Timothy G. Driscoll, Gary Dean Kamees
  • Patent number: 10167032
    Abstract: An arrangement is composed of an elastic to highly elastic tool carrier which has a number of cavities that protrude from the tool carrier and are formed preferably integrally therewith. The cavities have pocket-like receiving spaces which are configured to hold vehicle tools. The cavities are configured and arranged in pairs such that in each case one end-side tool portion can be introduced into and removed from, in each case, one of the pocket-like receptacles of the cavities. During the introduction and removal of the tools, the cavities can be moved or elastically displaced, on account of their elasticity, from a storage position (starting position) into an insertion or removal position (displaced position), such that the respectively other end of the tool slips out of or can be removed from the pocket-like receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Wolfmueller, Rainer Wamser
  • Patent number: 10166670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool bit holder (10), for holding tool bits for a hand tool. The tool bit holder (10) has an extension along an x-axis, along a y-axis being perpendicular to the x-axis, and along a z-axis being perpendicular to the x-axis and y-axis. The tool bit holder (10) comprises an at least partially arc-shaped main surface (12), where the arc-shaped part (13) of the main surface (12) at least partially transitions between the y-axis to the z-axis. The main surface (12) is provided with an elongated slit (11) extending at least along its arc-shaped part (13) essentially along the x- and y-axis. The slit (11) is provided with an inner and an outer section (17), where the outer section (17) is level with the main surface (12) and the inner section (16) is wider than the outer section (17). The outer section (17) is adapted to receive the waist (3) of a tool bit (1) according the standard ISO 1173:2001, Form E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Luna Verktyg & Maskin AB
    Inventor: Dan Larsson
  • Patent number: 10022857
    Abstract: A hand tool frame has a track base, at least one positioning mount, and an engaging structure. The track base has a bottom panel, a slide rail, and a connecting track. The at least one positioning mount is slidably mounted on the track base, and each has a sliding seat and an extending element. The sliding seat is slidably mounted in the slide rail and abuts the bottom panel. The extending element is formed on the sliding seat and extends out of the slide rail. The engaging structure is formed between the bottom panel of the track base and the at least one positioning mount to enable the at least one positioning mount to position securely on the track base without sliding relative to the track base, and has at least one first engaging segment and a second engaging segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 10016889
    Abstract: A sleeve bracket assembly includes a rail base, a positioning board and multiple positioning mounts. The rail base includes two side boards and a connecting seat connecting with the side boards. Each side board has a sliding rail protruding from an inner surface of the side boards. The connecting seat has a positioning recess formed between the sliding rails and the connecting seat. The positioning board is an elastic elongated strip and mounted in the positioning recess of the rail base. The positioning mounts are rotatably and movably mounted in the rail base and abut the positioning board. The positioning mounts are positioned between the positioning board and the rail base. When no external force is applied, the positioning mounts will not move or rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 10008315
    Abstract: A magnetic circuit, provided with a short magnet (1a) and short magnet (1b) that are arranged in an array, and a yoke (2a) and a yoke (2b) provided so as to sandwich the short magnet (1a) and short magnet (1b). The short magnet (1a) and short magnet (1b), are arranged, that have a space between them that is a predetermined gap (3) or less in the arrangement direction of the array respectively. In addition, the short magnet (1a) and short magnet (1b) are arranged so that one magnetic pole is located on the side toward one of the pair of yokes (2a) and (2b), and the other magnetic pole is located on the side toward the other yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Okada, Tomokazu Ogomi, Hiroyuki Asano, Takeshi Kishimoto, Kenji Shimohata
  • Patent number: 9956681
    Abstract: A sleeve bracket assembly includes a rail base, a positioning board and multiple positioning mounts. The rail base includes two side boards and a connecting seat connecting with the side boards. Each side board has a sliding rail protruding from an inner surface of the side boards. The positioning board is integrally formed with the sliding rail. The positioning mounts are rotatably and movably mounted in the rail base and abut the positioning board. The positioning mounts are positioned between the positioning board and the rail base. When no external force is applied, the positioning mounts will not move or rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9936807
    Abstract: A rack support and method of use. The support rack can include a plurality of support slats mounted to a support base. The support slats cooperatively provide a plurality of article mounting channels, and article mounts can be slidably mounted in the channels in order to provide a variety of orientations of the article mounts with respect to the support base. In one embodiment, the support channels are T-shaped, and the article mounts have T-shaped mounting ends that may slidably mount with the T-shaped support channels. Other support channel and mounting end shapes may be used. In some embodiments, the rack support may be used to store articles on a wall with increased article density, economy, reliability, safety, and/or usability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Shane Collins Ryan
    Inventors: Shane Collins Ryan, Joanne K. Ryan, Robert C. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9914207
    Abstract: A socket holding frame has a track base and at least one positioning mount. The track base has a bottom panel and a slide rail. The bottom panel has at least one first engaging segment formed on a top surface of the bottom panel. The at least one positioning mount is slidably and rotatably mounted on the track base, and each one of the at least one positioning mount has a sliding seat and an extending element. The sliding seat is slidably and rotatably mounted in the slide rail and has multiple second engaging segments. The multiple second engaging segments selectively engage with the at least one first engaging segment on the bottom panel. The extending element is formed on the sliding seat and extends out of the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9877579
    Abstract: The cabinet 1 has a base 3 that defines an opening 7, which is sized to receive the tynes of a lifting device, such as a fork lift of the like, for example. This facilitates transportation of the entire cabinet 1. The cabinet 1 has nine drawers 8, each having formations, in the form of a pair of slots 10 and 11, which are adapted for engagement with the tynes. Once the tynes have been inserted, the lifting device operator may then raise the tynes slightly, thereby supporting the drawer 8 on the tynes. The lifting device operator can then remove the drawer 8 that is being supported by the tynes from the cabinet 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Containit Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stephen Philip Mansley
  • Patent number: 9821451
    Abstract: A tool holding frame has a track base, a positioning board, and at least one positioning mount. The track base has a bottom panel and two rails. Each rail has a sliding channel. The positioning board is disposed on the track base and has multiple positioning segments and multiple first engaging segments. Each positioning segment has a curved positioning groove. The first engaging segments are arranged alternately with the positioning segments. The at least one positioning mount is slidably and rotatably mounted on the track base. Each positioning mount has an annular positioning flange and multiple second engaging segments. A curved part of the positioning flange is selectively engaged with one of the positioning segments. Two of the second engaging segments are selectively engaged with one of the first engaging segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9744649
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knife block apparatus in combination with different utilities, such as a speaker and/or a display device, resulting in a compact and portable apparatus that saves floor space and provides different utilities in a single apparatus. The knife block apparatus is comprised of a knife block that has at least one slot for at least one knife, at least one speaker that is integrated into the knife block, a music player receptacle that is built into the knife block for receiving and holding a music player, such as but not limited to an MP3, and a knife-sharpening unit that is coupled to the base of the knife block. The knife block apparatus may optionally contain a computing device and a display for playing videos and other culinary content, such as recipes. The apparatus is elegant and commercially advantageous through playing coded culinary content from sponsors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Richard A. Williams
  • Patent number: 9662781
    Abstract: A socket holding frame has a track base and at least one positioning mount. The track base has a bottom panel and a slide rail. The bottom panel has multiple first engaging segments formed on a top surface of the bottom panel. The at least one positioning mount is slidably and rotatably mounted on the track base, and each one of the at least one positioning mount has a sliding seat and an extending element. The sliding seat is slidably and rotatably mounted in the slide rail and has multiple second engaging segments. The multiple second engaging segments engage with the multiple first engaging segments on the bottom panel. The extending element is formed on the sliding seat and extends out of the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9623887
    Abstract: A utility cart, preferably adapted for medical or food purposes, is provided with a shelf section and a cabinet section. Each section is adapted to store supplies, such as gloves and aprons, utilized in this endeavor. Each section is further adapted to provide a means to dispose of refuse and discharged equipment and supplies. The cart is preferably provided with a wheel assembly for ease of transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Dustin S. Brassard, Amy Button
  • Patent number: 9560923
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic tool holder adapted to be used in conjunction with a pegboard. The tool holder comprises two pairs of legs that are adapted to be received within the peg holes such that, each pair is simultaneously slidably movable between a biased engagement position and a disengagement position wherein, the distance between the pair in the engagement position is greater than that of the pair in the disengagement position. Notably, a friction fit is achieved between pegboard and the main legs in the engagement position. The tool holder further comprises a spring-loaded means for causing the at least one pair of main legs to move from the engagement position to the disengagement position and a magnet disposed on top thereof, the magnet about which, tools are magnetically attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Stanley D Winnard
  • Patent number: 9538862
    Abstract: A sleeve hanging bracket has a track base and at least one positioning mount. The track base has a bottom panel, a slide rail, and a mounting recess. The slide rail is formed on and protrudes from a top surface of the bottom panel and has an upper opening and a sliding recess. The mounting recess is formed in a middle of a top surface of the bottom panel to form a stepped face between a bottom face of the mounting recess and the top surface of the bottom panel. The at least one positioning mount is movably and rotatably mounted on the track base and has a sliding seat and an inserting button. The sliding seat is movably mounted in the sliding recess above the mounting recess. The inserting button is formed on and protrudes from the sliding seat and extends out of the upper opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9522467
    Abstract: A composite tool holder has a base, a socket set, a hand tool set, and a bracket set. The base has a substrate, a first track, and a second track. The socket set is connected to the base and has a positioning plate mounted in the second track with multiple engaging recesses, and multiple positioning blocks mounted in the first track, abutting the positioning plate and having an engaging element selectively engaging with one of the engaging recesses. The hand tool set is detachably connected to the base and has at least one holding component deposited on the substrate. The bracket set is detachably connected to the base beside the socket set and has two supporting bases respectively connected to two sides of the base beside the socket set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9505123
    Abstract: A tool handle includes a cavity to receive a T-handle tool. When the tool handle is placed on the T-handle tool, the tool handle provides a better grip of the tool handle to apply greater torque. The tool handle includes a protrusion which is able to detachably couple with the T-handle tool. Once coupled with the T-handle tool, the tool handle is able to be grasped by a user to rapidly turn the T-handle tool. In some embodiments, the T-handle tool includes an added tool. A tool container is able to store T-handle tools and the tool handle. The tool container includes a locking mechanism to lock the tools in place and a tamper prevention mechanism to ensure the locking mechanism is not tampered with while the tool container is in the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Anders Scot Hudson, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart, Howard Allen Wilson, Eric M. Colton
  • Patent number: 9452524
    Abstract: A composite tool holder includes a base, a socket set and a hand tool set. The base includes a substrate, a first track formed on the substrate, and a second track formed on the first track. At least one slot is formed through the substrate. The first track includes a sliding slot. The second track includes an engaging slot. The socket set is combined with the base and includes a positioning plate disposed in the engaging slot of the second track and multiple positioning blocks disposed in the sliding slot. The hand tool set is combined with the base and includes a holding component combined with the substrate. The holding component includes a combining portion disposed in one of the at least one slot and a holding portion formed on a top surface. The composite tool holder can store both hand tools and sleeves at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9416804
    Abstract: An object holding device featuring multiple tabbed diaphragms in embodiments of the invention solves the lack of a previously existing elegant solution to store cleaning rags, cleaning implements and other flexible objects. The preferred embodiment of the present invention features a housing containing multiple tabbed diaphragms, which in the aggregate, when used as intended by the inventor, apply enough force to an object to hold an object within the tabbed diaphragms. Said embodiment also enables its user to easily remove objects from the plurality of tabbed diaphragms without causing damage to either the object or the tabbed diaphragms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Sam Simakis
  • Patent number: 9205553
    Abstract: A tool suspension device includes a main body, a seat, and a receiving element. The main body has a suspension portion and a receiving groove. The receiving groove has a first positioning portion. The seat has a shape corresponding to a contour of the receiving groove to be received in the receiving groove. The seat further has a second positioning portion corresponding to the first positioning portion for engagement. The seat has a sliding track on a face opposite to the receiving groove wherein the sliding track is received in the receiving groove. The receiving element is slidably disposed on the sliding track and is able to leave the sliding track only via two opposite ends thereof. The receiving element is unable to leave the sliding track when the seat is received in the receiving groove. Thus, cost of molds is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yu-Hua Ou
  • Patent number: 9186790
    Abstract: A sleeve bracket assembly has a track-base, a positioning-board and multiple positioning-mounts. The track-base has a bottom panel, a slide-rail and a connecting track. The slide-rail and the connecting track are respectively formed on a top surface of the bottom panel and a bottom surface of the bottom panel. The positioning-board is elastic, is mounted in the connecting track and has two rail-bars and a positioning-rack. The positioning-mounts are movably and rotatably mounted on the track-base, engage the positioning-board and each one of the positioning-mounts has a sliding-engaging seat and an inserting-button. The sliding-engaging seat is movably mounted in the slide-rail, engages the positioning-board and has at least three engaging-teeth selectively engaging the positioning-rack. The inserting-button is formed on the sliding-engaging seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 9073719
    Abstract: A tape connecting apparatus for connecting a brass buckle to remaining and unused tapes, includes a support base, a platform, a support pillar, and a clamp device including a tape connecting base and a tape connecting clamp. The platform is disposed on the support base. The support pillar rotatably stands on the platform. The tape connecting base is detachably disposed at a top end of the support pillar. The tape connecting clamp has upper and lower handles respectively pivoted to the tape connecting base. The upper handle has a clamp head and is pivoted to the lower handle. When the brass buckle, the remaining tape and the unused tape are positioned on the tape connecting base, the upper and lower handles are rotated relatively to drive the clamp head to press the brass buckle, so that the unused tape could be connected to the remaining tape via the brass buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Cheng, Linsen Kong
  • Patent number: 9056756
    Abstract: A tool shelf assembly allows a user to store and organize tools while working on a scissor lift. The assembly includes a panel having a front surface and a back surface. A flange is coupled to the panel. The flange and the back surface form a channel configured to receive a handrail of a scissor lift to support the panel on the scissor lift. A lower shelf has a lower end, an upper end and a peripheral wall extending between the upper and lower ends. Each of the lower end, the upper end and the peripheral wall define an interior space of the lower shelf. The lower shelf is attached to and extends outwardly from the front surface. A plurality of openings is positioned in the lower shelf. Each of the openings provides access into the interior space wherein each of the openings is configured to receive a tool therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Vincent De Marco
  • Patent number: 9022371
    Abstract: Kit of improved accessories suitable for automated storage structures (20) comprising an automatic clamping system adapted to lock in position workpieces stored during transport on a truck, plant conveyor or any other vehicle and supporting elements (11) for the workpieces stored each formed by bending of iron wire according to the workpiece profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrinox Automotive SRO
    Inventor: Maria Rosaria Seghezzi
  • Patent number: 9010550
    Abstract: A tool bar for securing under a hood of a car during repair and maintenance is disclosed. A rigid member spanning a substantial portion of the hood is flexibly secured to hooks. The hooks engage edges of the hood and may include a compliant covering. The hooks may secure to the rigid member by means of straps and the straps may be tensioned by means of tensioners secured to one of the hooks and the rigid member. A stabilizer secures to the rigid member and has an end that may be clipped or otherwise fastened to a portion of the hood to resist rotation of the rigid member. One or more tool retaining members secured to the rigid member, such as a socket rack, magnetic bar, hook groove, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Manuel Antonio Figueroa
  • Patent number: 9003599
    Abstract: A new vacuum cleaner has fence elements with upright arms are easily attachable to caster modules and create an upwardly opening hose space through which a vacuum hose can be wound for storage. The caster modules have sockets that extend throughout the height of the modules. The fence elements have tabs that hook onto lower edges of the modules, and can be clipped onto the caster module by pressing a detent on the fence element downwardly into an upper end of the socket until the tabs snap over the lower portion of the module, locking it in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Shop Vac Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin D. Fry
  • Patent number: 8973766
    Abstract: A rack and method for storing tie-down chain ratchet binders on a surface. The rack includes a base that preferably is mounted on a truck wall. A first finger is provided on the base and a first recess is defined therein. The first recess is configured so that the shaft of a chain ratchet binder is receivable therein. The rack further includes a second finger spaced laterally from the first finger and defining a second recess therein that is aligned with the first recess. The shaft of the binder is received in the first and second recesses and is supported by the first and second fingers. A plurality of similarly aligned pairs of first and second fingers with associated first and second recesses is provided on the base, vertically spaced from each other. Thus, rack is able to store a plurality of chain ratchet binders vertically spaced from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sprang Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Sprang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8960454
    Abstract: A combination is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the combination includes a suspension bar, a tool holder adapted for attachment to the suspension bar, a hook device for suspending an object and a fastening device which enables the hook device to be releasably attached to the suspension bar. In at least one embodiment, the fastening device includes a first and a second portion for retaining engagement with the web of the suspension bar and its respective flanges. The first portion forms the upper portion of the fastening device, when mounted, to which portion the hook device is fixedly attached either directly or indirectly. The second portion of the fastening device is pivotally attached to the first portion by way of a joint, which, with the tool holder in its mounted state, is oriented parallel with and located between the flanges of the suspension bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Elfa International AB
    Inventors: Reine Magnusson, Rolf Henriksson, Joachim Wenstrom, Peter Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8960453
    Abstract: A hanging device is used to hang a pincer body which is displayed. The pincer body includes a first clamp body and a second clamp body The first clamp body has an adjusting opening. The hanging device includes a hanging member having a hanging hole, a positioning member having a base and a positioning portion, the base having a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion of the base assembled to the hanging member, and a width of the positioning portion being longer than a width of the base and a width of the adjusting opening of the first clamp body. When the base is inserted into the adjusting opening, the positioning portion is assembled to a top of the base so that the first clamp body is locked between the positioning portion and the hanging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Patent number: 8955698
    Abstract: A tool retaining plate has a disc base with a holding surface and a mounting surface. Sets of sleeving columns are configured at interval on the mounting surface and are of an octagonal columnar pattern to define a column head end, a column foot end and a circumferential portion. Four abutting surfaces and four locking surfaces are cross connected at the circumferential portion, and an angular locking portion is formed between the abutting surface and locking surface. Positioning bulges are protruded externally onto two opposite abutting surfaces of the circumferential portion of the sleeving column, opposite to the positioning flanges of the sleeve. This enables engagement with the positioning flanges on the slot wall of the square slot of the sleeve. Two locking portions configured diagonally and set adjacent to the abutting surface with positioning bulges are set into a notched pattern or offset towards the abutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8950598
    Abstract: A hanging clip for tools includes a hanging clip body, a sleeving portion, a connecting portion, support limiting flanges, a flexible sheet, a positioning bulge and a male/female clamping part. The sleeving portion is directly extended to the bottom end of the hanging clip body. The flexible sheet is unfolded and extended downwards to the connecting portion and comprises of an inner surface, an outer surface, an extended end and a folded flange. The sheet could be unfolded and extended downwards via said folded flange, or bent and retracted upwards to form a columnar pattern together with the sleeving portion. The sleeving portion and flexible sheet are pre-fabricated and when the sleeving portion and flexible sheet are in service state, two vertical limiting walls of the sleeving portion could be supported via the support limiting flanges, thus saving manufacturing cost and enhancing the structural strength for excellent anti-theft functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8950597
    Abstract: A tool mount assembly has a mount and a first cover. The mount has a placing surface and multiple linear tool grooves formed in the placing surface. The first cover is pivotally connected with the mount and covers the placing surface to close the tool grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Tsung-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8925685
    Abstract: A shelf apparatus for use with a ladder or scaffold structure is provided. The shelf apparatus includes a substantially planar shelf structure having a plurality of holes positioned on a first side, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes is formed about a first axis positioned substantially perpendicular to the shelf structure. A cross-member engagement support is positioned on a second side of the shelf structure, the second side of the shelf structure opposite the first side, wherein the cross-member engagement support is formed about a second axis running from a first edge to a second edge of the shelf structure, and wherein the second axis intersects the first axis. A ladder-attachment structure is affixed to the shelf structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Donald Dufour
  • Patent number: 8911233
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a dental bur storage device having a plurality of dental bur receiving holes capable of retaining a plurality of different dental bur types having different shank diameters, wherein, each of the plurality of dental bur receiving holes is tapered to allow a retaining fit to be established with any one of the plurality of different dental bur types having different shank diameters. The advantage of using a receiving hole that has a tapered form is that different types of dental burs having different diameters of shanks may be retained by the receiving holes in the dental bur storage device. This allows a wide range of different brands and different types of dental burs to be accommodated on one single dental bur storage device which greatly simplifies the process of selecting a dental bur for a dentist, particularly during a dental treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Gate Dental Services Limited
    Inventor: Paul Moore
  • Patent number: 8899425
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a tool caddy is removably mountable to a fixed portion of an automobile lift. The tool caddy is generally rigid, having a conical section and a cantilevered section. A U-shaped mounting bracket is adapted to be placed atop and/or around any fixed rectangular/square section of the lift. The conical section is shaped to accommodate an impact gun or other similarly sized and/or shaped tool. The cantilevered section has several portals disposed in a surface thereof for holding smaller tools. The tool caddy will secure in place, when it is A) wedged at least partially through the triangular opening of a truss, B) rested atop a rectangular portion of a beam of a truss, or C) slid along a beam until the top plate of the mounting bracket is wedged into a portion of the truss where the triangular section meets the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Erlenbach
  • Patent number: 8893886
    Abstract: To provide an L-shaped stand for hexagon socket screw keys that has a simple and compact structure, and that facilitates storage and withdrawal of the hexagon socket screw keys. An L-shaped stand for hexagon socket screw keys 11 includes: a hexagon socket screw key base 1 having a flat face for placing thereon lower ends of hexagon socket screw keys; a support portion 2 that is above the hexagon socket screw key base and that includes through-holes 2a provided in a line in order of sizes of the diameters of hexagon socket screw keys; and a guide 3 for aligning the orientation of hexagon socket screw keys. Preferably, a series of inclined portions are provided in the guide, and the stand is inclined by an auxiliary base 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Tomotsugu Tsukaguchi
  • Patent number: 8887929
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a tool caddy is removably mountable to a fixed portion of an automobile lift. The tool caddy is generally rigid, having a conical section and a cantilevered section. A U-shaped mounting bracket is adapted to be placed atop and/or around any fixed rectangular/square section of the lift. The conical section is shaped to accommodate an impact gun or other similarly sized and/or shaped tool. The cantilevered section has several portals disposed in a surface thereof for holding smaller tools. The tool caddy will secure in place, when it is A) wedged at least partially through the triangular opening of a truss, B) rested atop a rectangular portion of a beam of a truss, or C) slid along a beam until the top plate of the mounting bracket is wedged into a portion of the truss where the triangular section meets the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Erlenbach
  • Patent number: 8881917
    Abstract: Disclosed is tool rest for holding tools, materials, and supplies on scaffolding. The tool rest can attach to either the short end or the long side of scaffolding. The tool rest includes a tool tray that is defined by a relatively large, flat horizontal floor surrounded by raised perimeter curb sections. A shelf assembly extends horizontally from one (1) curb section. The shelf assembly includes a flat surface having multiple openings for receiving cup holders or tools. The tool rest clamps to scaffolding posts and includes a mounting assembly having an attachment bracket and at least one (1) angled brace that increases the tool tray loading capacity. The tool rest is detachable and is designed to not interfere with the functionality or safety of the scaffolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Vajai Sooknanan
  • 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: 8869996
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of holders for the storage of hair care appliances and similar articles wherein the hair care appliances are stored (held) for immediate use. A thermal barrier clip for use with flat irons is also disclosed for use with the holder so as to improve safety and increase the lifespan of the flat iron. A hair dryer hook is also disclosed which allows for storage of a hair dryer with a diffuser attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Christenson
  • Patent number: 8864097
    Abstract: An anti-theft structure for a socket display hanger contains a socket display hanger and a fitting seat extending outwardly from a bottom end of the socket display hanger. The fitting seat has two flexible retaining pieces fixed on two sides thereof, two locking projections mounted on two outer walls of the two flexible retaining pieces, an engaging rack defined between the two flexible retaining pieces, two flexible abutting extensions extending outwardly from two sides of the engaging rack, a connecting segment extending upwardly from a top end of the engaging rack and coupling with the socket display hanger, and an arcuate hollow space defined on two sides of the connecting segment and the fitting seat. The fitting seat of the socket display hanger is connected with a square hole of a wrench socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 8857630
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a way of supporting and transporting drywall working knives such as joint knives, in such a way that the working knives are conveniently transported during a project that involves use of the knives, and are conveniently accessible to a user when the knives are being used. Once used, the knives can be supported for transport to another use location or for storage for the next project. A support for the working knives comprises support member configured to be located inside a portable bag (preferably at the bottom of the portable bag). The support member has slots, each of which is configured to support the blade of a working knife in a manner with the knife in an upright orientation with the handle of the knife proximate the opening in the bag, so that the working knife is conveniently accessible to a user of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Randell Lee Zirkle