Receiver Holding Knife, Bayonet, Sword, Or Ice Pick Patents (Class 224/232)
  • Patent number: 10933548
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to mounts for knife sheaths. The mounts can be assembled in a first configuration in which the mounts can be strap-mounted; and a second configuration in which the mounts can be mounted on a waist belt. The mounts also permit the orientation of the sheath to be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: WHG Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Neal McKillips
  • Patent number: 10918193
    Abstract: A tool holder system for carrying a tool on a person is provided where the tool holder system includes a harness comprising a plurality of body straps, a guide rail strap provided with a guide and an at least one guide locking strap secured to a front end of the plurality of body straps of the harness, and a sheath for supporting the tool wherein the sheath corresponds to said guide with a post secured to said sheath for maneuvering said sheath linearly in relation to the guide on the guide rail strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy M. Romang
  • Patent number: 10797743
    Abstract: A protective and supportive enclosure includes a first panel, second panel, zipper, plurality of fasteners, and plurality of bands. The first and second panels are affixed together and form a sleeve that includes an opening. The second panel includes a polymer that is clear and electrically conductive. The first and second panels each include a polygonal overall shape. The zipper is affixed to the opening. Each band is affixed to the primary panel proximate to the opening. Each fastener is pivotably coupled to a band. The protective and supportive enclosure include standing and affixed states. In the standing state, each fastener is further demountably coupled to the band and therewith forms a triangular support. and the protective and supportive enclosure is oriented substantially vertical when resting on the triangular support. In the affixed state, the protective and supportive enclosure is demountably coupled to an object via each fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Amy Sessions
  • Patent number: 10750845
    Abstract: A wearable wafer turn clip may selectably connect a device and/or device mount to an article, such as an operator's clothing. The wearable wafer turn clip may include a body ring forming a partial annulus, a grip ring forming a flange extending outwardly of the body ring, and an inner section extending inwardly from the body ring into a center area of the annulus of the body ring. The wearable wafer turn clip may have a mounting portion that is a channel between the body ring and at least a portion of the inner section. The mounting portion may accept the article and guide it along an arcuate path inwardly and into a deflection channel. The deflection channel may be disposed at an inward terminus of the mount acceptance channel and extend radially outward from the mount acceptance channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Jessir, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Mickal Castro
  • Patent number: 10631599
    Abstract: A bracelet or flexible band comprised of a flexible member that on one end is interconnected to a knife and on another end, is connected to a sheath that selectively receives the knife in the locking fashion. When needed, the knife is rotated within the sheath to facilitate release thereof from a lock that is integral with the sheath. Once removed from the sheath, the knife can be used for self-defense, cutting rope or cord in an emergency situation, or for general utility cutting tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OUTDOOR EDGE CUTLERY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David R. Bloch
  • Patent number: 10603804
    Abstract: A sheath attaches to MOLLE webbing using one large hook that secures underneath the top of MOLLE webbing and two or more hooks that attach over the bottom of MOLLE webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James Dobbs
  • Patent number: 10512315
    Abstract: A bracelet or flexible band comprised of a flexible member that on one end is interconnected to a knife and on another end, is connected to a sheath that selectively receives the knife in the locking fashion. When needed, the knife is rotated within the sheath to facilitate release thereof from a lock that is integral with the sheath. Once removed from the sheath, the knife can be used for self-defense, cutting rope or cord in an emergency situation, or for general utility cutting tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Outdoor Edge Cutlery Corporation
    Inventor: David R. Bloch
  • Patent number: 10363675
    Abstract: A sheath for a knife includes a main body that includes a top face, a front face and a pair of side faces. The front face is wider than the side faces. The sheath includes a cavity that is defined by the main body. The cavity includes an opening in the top face and is configured to receive at least a portion of the knife. The sheath includes a latch that is disposed in the main body. The latch is spring loaded and has a projection as least partially positionable within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: WHG Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Frank E. Robinson, William H. Geissele
  • Patent number: 10239219
    Abstract: A knife guard having a multi-step locking mechanism is disclosed. Specifically, a knife guard comprising an elongated sheath, a first fastener, and a first movable flap is disclosed. The elongated sheath defines a first cavity for a knife blade and has a first opening in communication with the first cavity. The first fastener is secured to the sheath body. The first movable flap extends from the sheath body and is movable over the first opening for partially covering the first opening. The first movable flap has a distal end connectable to the first fastener for forming a multi-step lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mendel Weiner
  • Patent number: 10226271
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises a transducer assembly and a shaft assembly. The transducer assembly is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The shaft assembly comprises an ultrasonic waveguide, a sheath, a shroud, and a torque transfer assembly. The waveguide is configured to couple with the transducer assembly. The waveguide is disposed within the sheath. The sheath extends through the shroud. The torque transfer assembly is contained within the shroud. The torque transfer assembly is configured to transfer a predetermined range of torque from the shroud to the waveguide to thereby couple the waveguide with the transducer assembly. The torque transfer assembly is further configured to prevent transfer of torque from the shroud to the waveguide beyond an upper limit of the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Cory G. Kimball, David A. Witt, William E. Clem, Nathan D. Grubbs, Daniel J. Prenger, Ashvani K. Madan
  • Patent number: 10160126
    Abstract: A protective sheath is provided for removably securing a blade within the sheath. The sheath includes walls forming a cavity to receive the sheath within the cavity. The sheath also includes a concave detent portion having at least one arm for removably and frictionally securing the blade within the sheath so as to prevent inadvertent or unintended removal of the blade from the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Laura Ranieri, John Chap, Nicholas S. Blair, Charles L. Lasky, Scott H. Micoley, Patrick Michael Kerulis
  • Patent number: 10051948
    Abstract: A utility belt including a center member, a first wing member movable relative to the center member, a second wing member adjustable relative to the first wing member and movable relative to the center member, an adjustment member for adjusting the first and second wing members relative to each other, and an optional cummerbund which is releasably engageable with the center member. The utility belt includes a plurality of loop members for allowing different types of devices such as pouches, pockets, drill holsters, tools and other implements to be attached thereto at a desired location. The optional cummerbund increases the fit of the present belt to a particular user and also allows the present belt to better support attachments attached to one or more of the loop members. The optional cummerbund is also adjustable to further improve the fit and comfort of the present belt to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Atlas 46, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Carver, Keith Ericson
  • Patent number: 9986795
    Abstract: A bracelet or flexible band comprised of a flexible member that on one end is interconnected to a knife and on another end, is connected to a sheath that selectively receives the knife in the locking fashion. When needed, the knife is rotated within the sheath to facilitate release thereof from a lock that is integral with the sheath. Once removed from the sheath, the knife can be used for self-defense, cutting rope or cord in an emergency situation, or for general utility cutting tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: OUTDOOR EDGE CUTLERY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David R. Bloch
  • Patent number: 9848688
    Abstract: A non-scratch tool belt apparatus conveniently contains instruments that are useful for a task adjacent to a user, such as for detailing operations of objects that have delicate surfaces or finishes. The tool belt apparatus is lightweight and generally features only soft exposed materials, such as cotton. The tool belt reduces the likelihood that users will lose an instrument, and also of scratching a surface. The apparatus includes an elongated fabric belt, a buckle, a non-scratch buckle cover, and a plurality of tool bags. The elongated fabric belt wraps around a user and is secured by the buckle. The buckle cover encloses the buckle to prevent scratching. The buckle cover and plurality of tool bags can slide on the belt. The tool bags are each configured to hold at least one instrument, such as a tool or bottle used in detailing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin B. Davis
  • Patent number: 9826784
    Abstract: An article of clothing providing a pocket for safely and securing concealing a self-defense device in an easily accessible location. The article of clothing may be a bra or tank-top having a pocket or sheath made of a cut-resistant material and configured for removably securing a knife or dagger. The pocket may also be configured to removably secure an aerosol canister containing a chemistry configured to deter an attacker, such as pepper spray. In one embodiment, the article of clothing is a bra with a pocket position between the two cups of the bra. The pocket is configured to removably secure a sheath made of a cut-resistant material, wherein the sheath is configured to removably secure a knife or dagger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Booby Trap Bras, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Cutrona, Joseph Cutrona
  • Patent number: 9826819
    Abstract: A tool bag includes: a main bag body having an upward opening, defining a receiving space, wherein a periphery defining the upward opening is stitched in such a manner to form a space for receiving a flexible edge plate such that the upward opening defines a gap that gradually decreases from a middle portion toward two opposite ends of the middle portion. Two flexible sheets are attached to inner side surfaces of the bag body to define an upper opening proximate to the upward opening and a lower bottom that is distal from the upward opening, that is located within the receiving space and that define a cross section smaller than the upper opening so as to prevent falling of tool from the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Castip Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Heng-Fong Huang
  • Patent number: 9770837
    Abstract: A knife sheath includes a receptacle and an attachment piece for suspending the knife sheath from a user. The knife sheath is provided with a collar which is detachably attached to the receptacle at an opening. An edge receiving portion of the collar is provided with a sharpener that imparts a sharpening action to a blade of a knife which is introduced into the receptacle. The receptacle and the collar are shaped to allow the collar and receptacle to be attached to each other in a first position and in an alternative second position such that the knife sheath is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fiskars Finland Oy Ab
    Inventors: Mikko Heine, Petteri Masalin, Teemu Sandelin
  • Patent number: 9554637
    Abstract: A load bearing and/or suspension system, having a harness element; harness straps extending from the harness element; a pair of suspension members, wherein each suspension member extends from a pair of harness straps; a ladder lock buckle attached or coupled to each suspension member; a pair of webbing segments, wherein a free end of each webbing segment interacts with one of the ladder lock buckles such that when the free end of the webbing segment is urged away from the ladder lock buckle, a second end of the webbing segment is drawn toward the ladder lock buckle; and a belt attachment element attached or coupled to the second end of the webbing segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: VISTA OUTDOOR OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Marx, Eric M. Yeates, Charles E. Buis, III, Scott V. Ferros, Zac West
  • Patent number: 9254577
    Abstract: A knife and sheath assembly includes a sheath including a knife receptacle defining knife-receiving open chamber, a knife stopper located at the knife receptacle and a stretchable part operable to move said knife stopper, a knife including a blade insertable into the knife-receiving open chamber, a handle and a shoulder connected between the blade and the handle and stoppable by the knife stopper to keep the blade in the knife-receiving open chamber, and an operating member including a mounting part affixed to the sheath or the knife and an actuating part connected to the mounting part and operable to force the stretchable part of the sheath against the knife stopper in direction away from the shoulder of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Russell Wilfred Kommer, Thomas Crawford, Race Wu
  • Patent number: 9232850
    Abstract: A tool carrier for attaching to a user's belt or a user's harness includes a rear wall having an upper wall portion, a tool holder disposed on a front wall surface of the rear wall, a tool carrier safety lanyard removably connected to the front wall surface, the safety lanyard having a lanyard first end and a closed loop formed in a lanyard second end, an elongated first attachment member fixedly secured to a rear wall surface of the upper wall portion at a pair of spaced-apart first and second attachment locations thereon and defining a closed loop therebetween, and a first flexible strip forming an openable strip loop when a first strip end mates with a second strip end after being positioned through the closed loop of the elongated first attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 9050730
    Abstract: A saw sheath is provided which allows a saw to be inserted easily and smoothly, which prevents the inserted saw from easily falling out or rattling in the sheath, and which can suppress scraping-off of the inner wall by the blade tip of the saw blade caught by the inner wall. The saw sheath (1) includes a flat sheath opening section (10) and a flat main sheath body (20), and a saw blade (31) is inserted into the main sheath body (20) via the sheath opening section (10). The sheath opening section (10) has an opening width that is wider at the entrance and becomes narrower with depth. A pair of guide rollers (11a) are provided at the entrance of the sheath opening section (10), on the respective sides in the width direction of the entrance, and a pair of grip penetration preventing sections (15) are provided behind the pair of guide rollers (11a). Certain spacing between the grip penetration preventing section (15) and the corresponding guide roller (11a) constitutes an elastic grip-fitting space (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: UM: KOGYO INC.
    Inventor: Shozo Miyawaki
  • Patent number: 9033148
    Abstract: A sheath for a knife is ventilated or is formed with gaps in a way that sand and other debris cannot collect to dull the knife's blade. The sheath holds the knife, protects and safely covers the sharp edge, but does not provide a surface for abrasive sand to dull the edge. The sheath can include front and rear panels, held together with a plurality of spacers disposed between the panels. The spacers can be rounded to as to minimize contact between the spacers and the blade of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Peter Adams
  • Patent number: 8955726
    Abstract: An arm bracelet is provided for containing a retrievable blade around a forearm between wrist and elbow. The bracelet includes first and second bands, a network, bridges and a housing. The bands wrap around and attach to the forearm. The first band is disposed adjacent the wrist. The second band is disposed adjacent the elbow. The network connects the first and second bands together along the forearm. The bridges detachably extend from the first and second band. Each bridge includes a plurality of shapes. Each shape is able to form a grip. The housing for contains a sheath that holds a knife with a handle and the blade. The handle superficially resembles the shape to aid concealment of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Deborah-Susanne Sayon Thielman, Gerhard Willms Thielman
  • Patent number: 8887971
    Abstract: A sheath having an elongated lower portion having first and second sides joined along opposing edges to form a pocket, a middle portion and a top portion comprising only the first side, an elongated resilient metal strap joined on a first end to the middle portion of the first side and a resilient snap connector, with a first portion of the resilient snap connector located proximate a second end of the resilient metal strap, the first portion releasably connects to a second portion of the resilient snap connector located on the middle portion of the second side thereby preventing removal from the knife from the pocket and wherein the elongated resilient metal strap becomes relatively straight, parallel to the first and second sides when the first and second portions are released from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dennis Company Limited
    Inventor: Dennis T. C. Hou
  • Patent number: 8322586
    Abstract: A holster and belt clip assembly for a box cutter are disclosed. In the holstering system embodiment, a holster releasably retains the box cutter. The holster has a body substantially conforming to the shape of the box cutter, an open top end, and a closed bottom end. A lanyard secures the box cutter to the holster. A belt clip, which is releasably engaged with the holster, mounts the holster to a belt of an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ADCO Industries-Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Raymond E. Davis
  • Patent number: 8196788
    Abstract: A scabbard for axes or tomahawks that provides a lightweight and foldable integrated head cover configuration that encloses the respective sharpened surfaces of the weapon in multiple pivoted hard case covers for safety and transport on the person of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Cold Steel
    Inventors: Andrew Demko, Michael Travis Wallace
  • Patent number: 8069570
    Abstract: A knife and sheath for housing the knife, the sheath including a light, an actuator for activating the light, and finger openings, with the knife being withdrawn from the sheath to permit the fingers of the user to be inserted through the finger receiving openings and enable a thumb of the user to be positioned on the actuator for selective activation and de-activation of the light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Morgan Taylor, Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Publication number: 20110252649
    Abstract: A sheath-cord assembly, kit, and method for manufacturing same provides users with a blade-protecting sheath and a braided or weaved length of cord fastened thereto. The sheath portion defines a blade-receiving inner pocket and comprises at least one aperture structure extending therethrough adjacent the pocket. The length of cord is preferably braided to provide both a decorative effect and an ample cord source when attached to the sheath portion. The cord preferably comprises thermally-liquefiable material and has opposed primary cord ends, which ends are insertable through the aperture structure and are thermally-liquefiable for respectively liquefying the primary cord ends at the aperture structure. The liquefied primary cord ends are thermally-solidifiable for fastening the primary cord ends to the sheath assembly at the aperture structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: John Lovitz
  • Patent number: 7845527
    Abstract: The device for carrying articles includes a first side portion, a second side portion and a holder unit. The first and second side portions include a means for holding the first and second side portions together. Each of the first and second side portions include an inside face and an outside face. The inside faces of the side portions are at least partially covered with either the hook or loop fabric of a hook and loop fabric fastening system. The holder unit is adapted for fitting between the side portions. At least portions of the sides of the holder unit are covered with corresponding hook or loop fabric appropriate for engaging the hook or loop fabric of the side portions. At least one of the outside faces of the side portions includes provisions for securing the carrying device to a military garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventors: William Michael McMillan, Mick Strider
  • Publication number: 20100270343
    Abstract: This is knife sheath combination lock assembly configured to minimize foreign elements from interfering with the operation of the lock assembly. The lock assembly can be used for both fixed blade knives and foldable knives. The locking mechanism for securing the knife to the sheath, the locking mechanism including; a lock assembly, and a spring attached to the lock assembly, wherein when the knife is inserted into the sheath, the lock assembly secures the knife; and wherein the spring has a first spring area distal a second spring area, the second spring area adjacent the lock assembly, and the first spring area adjacent the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Frank E. Clark
  • Patent number: 7766203
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for securing a tool holster to the thigh of a user which apparatus is particularly adapted for use in connection with diving tools and underwater use. The apparatus utilizes an arrangement of straps and fittings to securely position the diving tool holster on the user's thigh when the user is actively moving underwater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Baine Marinaj
  • Publication number: 20100181358
    Abstract: A sheath for an implement generally consisting of a housing provided with a recess in a surface thereof for removably receiving a portion of such implement, a light emitting device having an actuating button and a set of finger receiving openings wherein the housing is configured and the button is positioned relative to the set of openings so that the housing may be manually grasped by a user with the fingers of the user extending through the set of openings and the thumb of the user disposed in a position to facilitate the operation of the button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Morgan Taylor, Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Patent number: 7597223
    Abstract: The specification and drawing figures describe and show holder for a non-folding tool that includes a first case formed with a duct. The first case is connected to a deployment control unit detachably that is removably insertable in the first case. At least one second case is included that is formed with a cavity. A plurality of second cases are provided to accommodate varying dimensions of the non-folding tool. The second case is removably connectable to the first case. A tension membrane, slidably insertable into the first case, is provided for controlling movement of the tool within the holder. A variably positionable mounting assembly engageable with the holder and with a user is provided. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure, but this abstract is not to be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of any claim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 7587827
    Abstract: A knife sheath is provided. In various embodiments, the knife sheath includes an automatic swing-away retention strap that includes at least one biasing device. The biasing device is adapted to automatically pivot a detachable distal end of the retention strap about a fixed proximal end of the retention strap to swing the retention strap from a fastened position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Hedgehog Leatherworks LLC
    Inventor: Paul Alan Scheiter
  • Publication number: 20080264992
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a worker with a means for keeping tools close at hand while working. The apparatus comprises a holster member having a predetermined shape and formed of a predetermined material and engageable with a user's belt or a user's waistband. Such holster member includes a back portion having on of a pair of slots formed therein for engagement with such user's belt and a clip member attached to such back portion for engagement with such user's belt or waistband. A pocket member is affixed to the back portion for holding at least one tool. A ring member is engageable with one of the back portion and the pocket member for holding a hammer, such ring member being disposed at a predetermined angle from one of the back portion and the pocket member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Theodore Westling
  • Publication number: 20080006660
    Abstract: A knife sheath is provided. In various embodiments, the knife sheath includes an automatic swing-away retention strap that includes at least one biasing device. The biasing device is adapted to automatically pivot a detachable distal end of the retention strap about a fixed proximal end of the retention strap to swing the retention strap from a fastened position to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Alan Scheiter
  • Publication number: 20070278268
    Abstract: Sheath structure for flash-fire pressure-wave protecting a selected, contained utility tool or device including a fabric sheath jacket formed of a fibre-strand-reinforced silicone foam material, and a sheath pocket defined by that jacket, and sized for freely receiving such a tool or device. The silicone foam jacket is capable of sustaining it own structural integrity when exposed for a time period of up to about 10-minutes to an external, flash-fire pressure-wave proximity temperature of up to about 1000-degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Russell A. Monk
  • Patent number: 7293080
    Abstract: An automatic service discovery approach allows a network management system to discover service managed objects from the network, eliminating the need for a user or other management application to provide such information. As a result, a network management system can automatically perform network-level or services level discovery of objects and services for which network components have no understanding. Embodiments are applicable, for example, in the context of management of packet voice (VoIP, VoATM) and metro Ethernet (TLS service) domains, as well as other domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: L. Alexander Clemm, Anil Bansal, Prakash Bettadapur
  • Patent number: 7100288
    Abstract: A set of cutlery includes a plurality of superimposable cutlery components, which are adapted to be releasably connected so as to form a transportable unit. In order to facilitate the handling of such cutlery, it is suggested that the cutlery components should be accommodated in a protective housing and that they should be releasably secured to the protective housing by a connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: WMF Wuerttembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG
    Inventors: Claudia Köhler, Volker Battke
  • Patent number: 7080456
    Abstract: A knife assembly has a knife having a blade, a handle at an end of the blade and a lock portion on the handle. A rigid sheath has an elongated bottom wall and two upright sidewalls, between which is a slot o receive the blade of the knife. Two lock devices are provided in a recess of the sheath for movement between a lock position, in which rods of the lock devices are engaged with the lock portion of the knife to secure the knife, and an unlock position, in which the rod of the lock devices are disengaged with the lock portion of the knife. An ejector is provided on the sheath to eject the handle of the knife out while the lock devices release the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Race Wu
  • Patent number: 6981290
    Abstract: The present invention provides a scabbard for a combat knife and cutting tool combination. The scabbard generally comprises a body extending along a longitudinal axis between first and second ends, and includes a channel formed therethrough that extends in spaced, parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a cavity that extends along the longitudinal axis. The cutting tool comprises first and second legs pivotally interconnected to one another that extend along longitudinal first and second axes, respectively, with the first leg being removably positionable within the channel of the scabbard, and the second leg being movable relative to the scabbard, but held firmly in position by a releasable strap when the tool is not in use. A combat knife is removably positionable in the cavity of the scabbard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Camillus Cutlery Company
    Inventor: Robert Terzuola
  • Patent number: 6840416
    Abstract: A sheath for carrying a knife or blade is disclosed. The sheath includes a scabbard attached to a carrying strap forming a loop through which a carrying junction such as a belt may be passed. The axis of the loop is generally aligned with a transverse axis perpendicular to an axis of gravity. The length of the scabbard includes a longitudinal axis generally angled with respect to the axis of gravity. The mouth of the scabbard is further angled with regard to the transverse axis. Each of the foregoing alignments allows a user to more easily and efficiently insert and remove a blade into the scabbard while carrying the sheath. The sheath is also provided with an inner shell disposed inside the scabbard, the inner shell having a plurality of lengthwise linear ridges for gripping the blade inside the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Innovative Marine Products, LLC.
    Inventor: Howard S. Aberman
  • Patent number: 6817499
    Abstract: A sheath for a folding tool such as a folding knife that is variably positionable during use. A variably positionable knife, according to the present invention, includes a sheath formed with a cavity. At least one rail is formed in the cavity. A chamber juxtaposed to the cavity also is formed in the sheath. The chamber is substantially hollow, and is formed to allow removable insertion of a locking tongue. The locking tongue includes a dome segment that applies pressure on the rail. A disk is included. The disk is rotatably mountable on the sheath, and includes a plurality of pegs. A hole is formed in for insertion of a connector. A groove is formed in the disk. In addition, the sheath includes a plug formed with a slot. An elastic o-ring is placed in both the groove and slot. The sheath also includes a block formed with a plurality of apertures in which the pegs are positionable. A band is engaged with the block for securing the sheath on a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: The Group Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 6679404
    Abstract: A tool-toting device for connection to a belt to be worn about the waist of a tradesman for the purpose of carrying a tool of a type having an elongated handle and angled or transverse head portion includes a support backing associatable as part of the belt; and a tool support spring clip having a first generally horizontally disposed side-spring clip portion having a first and second end and connected to the support backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Mark R. Brandt
  • Patent number: 6607109
    Abstract: A holder for attaching articles to the belt of a user includes at least one aperture though which the belt is threaded. The belt goes between the front side of the holder and the back side of a pants belt loop. An article strap which is connected to an article such as a tool is then threaded in front of the top of the holder, behind the belt, and again in front of the bottom of holder. In this fashion, the pants belt loop and the article strap serve to retain the holder in place with respect to the pants belt loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Inventor: Tom S. Stone
  • Patent number: 6604659
    Abstract: A finishing tool holder includes a plurality of pocket assemblies each having a front wall, a pair of side walls, a rear wall and a bottom wall. The pocket assemblies have a holding space that is adapted for holding a finishing knife. One of the pluralities of pocket assemblies is adapted for removably coupling to the belt of the user. The pocket assemblies are coupled to an adjacent one of the pocket assemblies. A plurality of compartments are provided. Each of the compartments has a storage space adapted for storing one of the finishing knives. Each of the a compartments is coupled to an adjacent one of the compartments. One of the compartments is coupled to one of the pocket assemblies such that the compartments are adapted for being removably coupled to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: Matthew L. Graves
  • Publication number: 20030089750
    Abstract: A sheath for a folding tool such as a folding knife that is variably positionable during use. A variably positionable knife, according to the present invention, includes a sheath formed with a cavity. At least one rail is formed in the cavity. A chamber juxtaposed to the cavity also is formed in the sheath. The chamber is substantially hollow, and is formed to allow removable insertion of a locking tongue. The locking tongue includes a dome segment that applies pressure on the rail. A disk is included. The disk is rotatably mountable on the sheath, and includes a plurality of pegs. A hole is formed in for insertion of a connector. A groove is formed in the disk. In addition, the sheath includes a plug formed with a slot. An elastic o-ring is placed in both the groove and slot. The sheath also includes a block formed with a plurality of apertures in which the pegs are positionable. A band is engaged with the block for securing the sheath on a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Michael A. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20030006257
    Abstract: A sheath for carrying a knife or blade is disclosed. The sheath includes a scabbard attached to a carrying strap forming a loop through which a carrying junction such as a belt may be passed. The axis of the loop is generally aligned with a transverse axis perpendicular to an axis of gravity. The length of the scabbard includes a longitudinal axis generally angled with respect to the axis of gravity. The mouth of the scabbard is further angled with regard to the transverse axis. Each of the foregoing alignments allows a user to more easily and efficiently insert and remove a blade into the scabbard while carrying the sheath. The sheath is also provided with an inner shell disposed inside the scabbard, the inner shell having a plurality of lengthwise linear ridges for gripping the blade inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Innovative Marine Products, LLC.
    Inventor: Howard S. Aberman
  • Patent number: 6487777
    Abstract: A cutting blade cover(10) is used for protecting a cutting blade(11) having a shank member(16) connected to a driving unit of a reaper and a plate-shaped blade member(17) continuous with the shank member(16) and provided with a cutting portion(18) at a tip portion thereof that is orthogonal to the shank member(16). The cutting blade cover(10) comprises a bag-shaped accommodating portion(24) for accommodating the cutting portion(18) provided at the tip portion of the plate-shaped blade member(17) and a shank retaining portion(25) for retaining the shank member(16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiro Yamane, Tadao Yashirodai, Kazuhiko Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20020153395
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling use of a knife is provided that includes a positionable detent mechanism. The detent mechanism is provided with a plate fixedly attached to a sheath. A hollow post with internal threads is inserted into the plate. A cavity is formed in the plate for holding a ball bearing and a wafer. The positionable detent mechanism also includes a disk with an orifice at the center that can be positioned over the post. Pegs are installed on the disk. Also, the disk includes a tapped hole and cap. A sheath is connected to the detent mechanism for holding the knife. A block is connected to the detent mechanism for orienting the sheath. A clip is provided for securing the apparatus on a belt or other object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: The Group Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Martinez