Tool Holder Carried By Belt Patents (Class 224/904)
  • 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: 8985413
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for a clip-like device for attaching the head of a hammer or like tool to the belt which is being worn about the waist of a user. Various embodiments are shown wherein the clip may be attached to the head of the hammer in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Selsor
  • Patent number: 8939334
    Abstract: The present invention is a holster clip that allows conversion of most generic holsters into a concealable holster which allows a wearer to tuck a shirt or jacket within the waistband of the wearer's pants. The holster clip is fashioned in an “M” shape, with longer inner walls forming a deep passage to allow space for the shirt or jacket and a structure to form a pant clip between a first outer wall and a first inner wall. An alternate embodiment forms the clip from two pivoting or non-pivoting halves to allow for canting and color coordination for further camouflage of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew C. Prestwich
  • Patent number: 8931669
    Abstract: A belt clip for supporting a paint container from a user's waist belt while allowing the painter spill free freedom of movement and secure means for stowing a paint brush. The belt clip has an integral body configured to have an elongated back, a neck extending outward from the proximal end of the back, a head, and a magnet embedded in the head. The belt clip is configured to have a recessed channel for receiving the bail of the paint can and a separate integral hook part for supporting a paint container having a peripheral lip. The back is configured to allow the belt clip to pivot slightly side to side about the wearer thereby accommodating a limited range wearer movement. The magnet allows a user to secure a paint brush to belt clip so that the bush is oriented directly over the open paint can, thereby reducing inadvertent painting errors and messes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Bajuyo
  • Patent number: 8584916
    Abstract: A rotatable securing device for a tool box has a casing, a securing unit and a locking unit. The casing has a locking recess, the locking recess is provided with an opening at a middle area, and a plurality of engaging grooves and a first contacting face are evenly disposed on a circumference of the locking recess. The securing unit respectively has a supporting surface at an upper end and a lower end, and a fastening rib respectively disposed at two sides of the two supporting surfaces. The locking unit is a flat disk; the locking unit has an engaging face corresponding to the fastening rib, a plurality of positioning protrusions disposed on its edge, at least one the elastic slot adjacent to the positioning protrusion, and a second contacting face for in contact with the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Inno Designer International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 8534375
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes a body part for outputting a rotational force at one end thereof, a grip part provided to extend from the body part in an intersecting relationship with the body part, and a suspension link provided at the other end of the body part for hanging the body part. The suspension link is configured to ensure that, if the body part is suspended from the suspension link using the suspension link as a pivot point, the electric power tool is kept by a weight balance in a horizontal posture in which the extension direction of the grip part is substantially orthogonal to the vertical direction or an inclined horizontal posture in which the joint portion of the body part and the grip part is positioned at the upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masamichi Nakamura, Hidekazu Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8505788
    Abstract: The invention is an ergonomic detachable handle having a grip portion terminating at one end in a contoured band for carrying a paint container and associated brush. The contoured band has a cantilevered support portion with an upstanding peripheral edge for receiving the lip of a container. A spring biased retainer clip is mounted to the cantilevered support portion so that the slidable movement of the spring biased retainer clip traps the lip of the container between the upstanding peripheral edge of the cantilevered support portion and the spring biased retainer clip to securely hold the container to the grip portion of the handle. A shell housing dependent from the cantilevered support portion houses a permanent magnet in contact with the wall of the container to hold a painter's brush magnetically against the magnet on the inside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Richard R. Thibault
  • Patent number: 8499986
    Abstract: A quick-release arrangement for a hand-held device (30) comprising a belt clip (10) and an engagement element (20), wherein the belt clip is adapted to fit on a user's belt or waistband, the engagement element is attachable to a hand-held device, and the belt clip has a retaining portion (17, 18) shaped to slidably accept the engagement element to a limit point and to form an interference fit with the engagement element at said limit point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hultafors Group AB
    Inventors: Jonathan Arnold Manley Knight, Barry Howard Lee
  • Patent number: 8490845
    Abstract: A belt mounted sleever bar holder includes a belt receiving member of flexible material formed into a belt receiving loop and designed to receive a belt therethrough so as to securely hold the belt receiving member on a belt. A metal mounting plate is fixedly attached to an outer surface of the belt receiving member and an L-shaped metal sleever bar receiving member with a substantially vertically oriented arm and a substantially horizontally oriented arm is pivotally attached parallel with an outer surface of the mounting plate for limited rotary movements of the vertical arm relative to the mounting plate. The horizontally oriented arm includes a sleever bar receiving opening therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Tucson Allan Stewart
  • Patent number: 8485406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plate-shaped heating panel having connecting members fastened to each other by means of resin. The heating panel comprises upper and lower plates integrally formed to face each other so as to form an inner fluid pathway in which heating water flows, a plurality of connecting members, The holes are filled with a melted plastic resin, and the melted plastic resin is integrated with the connecting members by pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Otos Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Young Huh, William P. Gardner
  • Patent number: 8403132
    Abstract: A retractor coil lanyard device for mounting in a pouch of a tool pouch for hand tools includes a tubular housing having a first housing end and a second housing end and a resiliently extensible and retractable coil disposed within the tubular housing. The tubular housing has a predefined length where, when placed within a tool pocket of a tool belt pouch, the first housing end is adjacent a bottom of the tool pocket and the second housing end is adjacent a top of the tool pocket. The coil has a coil body, a first coil end and a second coil end. The coil body is formed from a cord having a predefined diameter where the cord is formed into a helix. The first coil end is retained at the first housing end and the second coil end extends a predefined distance beyond the second housing end and is configured for attaching to a hand tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 8403140
    Abstract: An apparatus to display a tool holder that incorporates magnets comprises at least a magnetically attractable work item, a tool holder incorporating magnets and an attachment mechanism for attaching the magnetically attractable work item to the display. The attachment mechanism attaches to the magnetic tool holder such that the magnetically attractable work item is able to be removed from the magnet of the tool holder while still coupled to the magnetic tool display. In some embodiments, the apparatus also comprises a display placard. In these embodiments, the attachment mechanism attaches to the display placard and the magnetically attractable work item such that the magnetically attractable work item is able to be removed from the magnet of the tool holder while still coupled to the display placard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: AAW Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre A. Woolery
  • Patent number: 8387840
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for a clip-like device for attaching the head of a hammer or like tool to the belt which is being worn about the waist of a user. Various embodiments are shown wherein the clip may be attached to the head of the hammer in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Selsor
  • Patent number: 8376199
    Abstract: A multi-function tool assembly for coupling with a users belt including a belt attachment apparatus detachably engaged with a multi-function tool. The belt attachment apparatus includes coupling structure for coupling with a user's belt and engagement structure for detachably engaging the multi-function tool. The multi-function tool is provided with belt attachment engagement structure on its rear surface for detachably engaging the engagement structure of the belt attachment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jameson Ellis
  • Patent number: 8308034
    Abstract: In a housing of a power tool is formed a hook-receiving portion, with openings facing leftward and rightward, through which a substantially U-shaped hook having a left hook leg and a right hook leg is movable among a left protruding position in which the left hook leg protrudes leftward from the hook-receiving portion, a right protruding position in which the right hook leg protrudes rightward from the hook-receiving portion, and an accommodating position in which the left and right hook legs are both accommodated in the hook-receiving portion. Also provided in the housing is a retaining mechanism by which the hook is retainable in one of the positions of the left protruding position, right protruding position, and accommodating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Shibata, Tomohiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 8220683
    Abstract: A tool belt including an inner tool receiving chamber positioned inside of an outer accessory pocket and configured to releasably contain a tool, such as a handheld drill, in an easily accessible position proximate to a user's hip. The tool belt may be configured such that the outer accessory pocket is capable of maintaining an opening of the outer accessory pocket open to permit easy access to items, such as nails, screws, and other connectors, contained in the pocket. The tool belt may also include an orifice in a bottom wall in the inner tool receiving chamber enabling a portion of a tool, such as a drill bit and a portion of a chuck drive assembly of a drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: LF Centennial Limited
    Inventor: Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8132302
    Abstract: The present invention is an organizer device having a primary back strap 10, the primary back strap 10 having a first end, a second end and a middle portion. The first end having a first buckle portion 32 and a means for suspending the back strap 20, the second end having a second buckle portion 28, the middle portion having at least one attachment location with an appended buckle portion 38 interposed between the first and second ends; and wherein the second end is provided to receive the first end of a second primary back strap. The device further has at least one removable cinch strap device 40 having a first end and a second end, the first end having two buckle portions 38, 39, a first buckle portion 39 for removable attachment to the attachment location with an appended buckle 38 on the primary back strap 10 and a second buckle portion 39 to attach to the buckle portion at the second end of the cinch strap 40 to form a loop for holding a coil of cable 100, a power tool box or other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Ervin Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8087556
    Abstract: An electric driver includes a hook portion which is constituted by a deformable hook-like portion and a connecting portion for connecting the hook-like portion to the handle. The hook-like portion is constituted by a base portion connected to the connecting portion and a bent portion continuous to the base portion, and a front end portion continuous to the bent portion and arranged at a position substantially opposed to the base portion. The front end portion and the base portion can be proximate to and remote from each other. The connecting portion holds the hook-like portion in a direction substantially the same as a direction in which the handle extends. The hook-like portion is pivotably held on a first rotating axis center extending in substantially the same direction as the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Oomori, Tomoyuki Hoshi, Hideki Ishida, Masato Sakai, Takuya Teranishi, Takeshi Taniguchi, Takuma Saito, Naoki Tadokoro, Hideyuki Hashimoto, Akira Oono
  • Patent number: 8070027
    Abstract: An adaptable-tool hook comprises a wire-frame buckle and hook with a strap. The strap can be positioned on the buckle-hook in two different orthogonal positions to allow the strap to wrap an object or tool laterally or longitudinally. The hook stays with the tool and can be hooked on any available belt, pocket, rail, or wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: John A. Piatt, Sr., Richard S. Staken, II
  • Patent number: 8056715
    Abstract: Portable dispensers of nail strips, coils of roofing mails, roof staples, sheathing staples, welding rods, roofing nails, cartridge holders for diagonal nails which are put in a cartridge nail gun, framing nails, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: William M. Conklin
  • Patent number: 8033342
    Abstract: A device and method for temporarily mounting a tool to a member such as an upright board without the need for any prior attachments to the board. A member securing element attached to the tool is secured to the upright board when gripping surfaces engage opposite sides of the board as a result of rotation of the tool brought about by an off-set center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Clark
  • Patent number: 8011071
    Abstract: A lockable mounting mechanism has a hitch portion and a receiver portion, the hitch portion having a hitch member, a locking member being rotatable between an unlocked position and a locked position, and a camming surface being rotatable with the locking member and the receiver portion having a channel, the hitch member of the hitch portion and the channel of the receiver portion sized to slidably receive the hitch member into the channel portion whereby to mount the hitch portion to the receiver portion, the receiver portion further having a reset surface positioned to engage the camming surface as the hitch member is slid into the channel when the locking member is out of the unlocked position, the camming surface and reset surface cooperating to automatically rotate the locking member toward the unlocked position as the hitch member is slid into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8011541
    Abstract: A tool containment system provides various configurations of a flexible member each of which can engage a part of the external surface of a tool to provide connection means for a tether to limit travel of the tool, or to oppose disassembly of tool components, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Castle Mountain Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Mikesell, Michael J. Bible
  • Patent number: 7942299
    Abstract: A tool that includes a housing, a motor assembly, a hook structure and a detent. The motor assembly has an output member and is at least partially housed in the housing. The detent has a first portion, which is engaged to the housing, and a second portion that is engaged to the hook structure. The first and second portions cooperate in an engaged condition to hold the hook structure in a selected rotational position relative to the housing. The first and second portions being disengagable to permit rotational movement of the hook structure relative to the housing. The hook structure can include a friction enhancing portion that is employed to provide better gripping performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Glen V. Steinbrunner, Andrzej R. Wojcicki, James R. Niblett
  • Patent number: 7686196
    Abstract: A carrying clip for detachably connecting an accessory to a tool belt in the form of an elongate flexible strap defining an upper edge includes a gripping portion configured to be gripped by the fingers of a user and positioned in proximity, and positioned in proximity to the straps upper edge. The gripping portion is associated with and supports an accessory to be detachably connected to the strap. An attachment member, which may be in the form of a spring-clip or a snap-lock clip arrangement, is used for detachably connecting the gripping portion to the strap and for removing the gripping portion and associated accessory by engagement of the gripping portion with the finger of the user and lifting the gripping portion in a general upward direction relative to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Panosian, Paulo Kang, Joshua M. Keeler, James Kendall Stobar
  • Patent number: 7658307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool bag which can be carried next to the body of a person, the tool bag comprising at least one receiving element for at least one tool. The inventive tool bag respectively comprises a three-dimensional flexible safety chord for each tool associated with a receiving element. The chord can be fixed to the associated tool, and can be fixed to the tool bag in such a way that it can be extracted and automatically retracted by means of an extracting and retracting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: ZYRUS Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. Patente I KG
    Inventor: Klaus Peter Skupin
  • Patent number: 7617960
    Abstract: A device and method for temporarily mounting a tool to a member such as an upright board without the need for any prior attachments to the board. A member securing element attached to the tool is secured to the upright board when gripping surfaces engage opposite sides of the board as a result of rotation of the tool brought about by an off-set center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Clark
  • Patent number: 7489111
    Abstract: The invention comprises a cordless power tool that has a power umbilical in the form of a coiled cord that connects the power tool to a power source, which in the preferred embodiment is a battery pack. In contrast to prior art approaches, the invention integrates the power tool with the power source in a holstered arrangement. Provision is also made for operating the power tool from an AC source while the batteries are being charged, in the event the battery charge is depleted during use. In this way, the tool is operable at all times because the tool is logically and readily integrated with the power source. Further, the removal from the power source from the tool itself by means of the coiled cord umbilical means that the power tool is lighter and easier to handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Wise
  • Patent number: 7410080
    Abstract: A holding system for a dispensing system for hardenable materials comprising a dispensing gun and a product cartridge having a dispensing tip defining a dispensing opening. The holding system comprises a holding structure and a plug projection. Optionally, one or more guide ribs may be used. The holding structure comprises a side wall and a bottom wall and defines a main opening and a cartridge chamber. The plug projection extends from the bottom wall into the cartridge chamber. The at least one guide rib extends from the side wall into the cartridge chamber. The cartridge chamber is sized and dimensioned to receive the product cartridge. When the product cartridge is placed into the cartridge chamber, the guide rib is arranged to engage a portion of the dispensing system to facilitate entry of the plug projection into the dispensing opening. Optionally, one or more wall openings may be formed in the holding structure adjacent to the plug projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Kelly Good
  • Patent number: 7392921
    Abstract: An improved transportable paper towel dispenser intended to be worn on the person of the user for the purpose of having a constant access to a roll of paper towels when cleaning. The transport assembly supports an adjustable tension mechanism and a dowel system bearing a roll of paper towels. The transport assembly, tension mechanism and dowel system are interconnected by pulley systems that control the pressure exerted upon the roll of paper towels, thus providing controlled dispensing of the entire roll of paper towels and to retard unraveling. And further adjusting to raise or lower the angle of the paper towel roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Rebecca Anne McKenzie
  • Patent number: 7341149
    Abstract: A portable tool carrier for a gas can includes an adjustable carrier strap adapted to surround a side surface of the gas can, a pair of adjustable support straps adapted to go over an upper surface of the gas can, and at least one pocket, wherein the at least one pocket is partially attachable to the carrier strap and forming at least one pocket on the side of the gas can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Robert G. DeAntoni
  • Publication number: 20080047997
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a hand-held tool is provided. The apparatus includes a band for securing around a tool handle and a belt clip to which the band can be engaged in order to suspend the tool to the waist. An elongated strap is connectable, at one end, to the tool band and, at the other end, to the pants. The strap may be worn as a harness, and it suspends the tool when the tool hangs disengaged from the belt clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Trevis L. Mayfield
  • Publication number: 20080017683
    Abstract: A tool pouch and tool holder attached to the tool pouch, the tool pouch having a front, rear, sides, and bottom forming a pouch cavity, the bottom having an aperture bounded by a fastening structure disposed and dimensioned to allow liquids to egress the pouch cavity through one or more openings in the fastening structure. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas F. Votel
  • Patent number: 7314153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool holder for mounting to a user's clothing article, such as a belt or pants pocket. The tool holder includes a first and second support members connected to each other and configured and dimensioned for receiving and hooking around the belt with the first and second support members disposed on opposite sides of the belt. A tool holding member is mounted to one of the support members and is configured for holding a tool. The support members are preferably of an injection-molded material. Also, the support members can be constructed as separate pieces that engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: EZ Hook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Musarella, Steve Hnatowicz
  • Publication number: 20070145087
    Abstract: A tether having an elastic member which provides an unstretched length having a first part and a second part with the first part of the unstretched length having less elastic resistance than a second part of the unstretched length to alter characteristics of stretch and recovery toward the unstretched length under load and unloaded conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Mikesell, Michael J. Bible
  • Patent number: 7175061
    Abstract: A hook-like carrier adapted for attachment to and support by the belt of a user includes an attachment member having a pair of generally vertical, spaced slots which are adapted to receive the user's belt. Attached to an outer portion of the attachment member is a first element of a foldable hook. The first hook element is pivotally coupled to a second hook element such as by a first hinge and the second hook element is, in turn, pivotally coupled to a third hook element, such as by a second hinge. The hook elements are pivotally movable between a first folded configuration, such as when not in use, and a second extended configuration for engaging and supporting an article and maintaining the article securely in position in closely spaced relation to the user's waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Matthew Dohn
  • Patent number: 7165706
    Abstract: A modular leg pack system is shown and described, embodiments of which include a belt or belt sleeve for wearing around the body, and preferably at the top of the hips, and preferably two thigh opposing bags. The thigh bags extend from just below the belt to above the knee. One or more top connectors attach the top of the bag to the belt, and a bottom leg strap extends from the bottom of the bag around the inside of the leg. To assist in natural movement of the bag with the leg, the preferred top connectors have a pivot point that allows the bag to pivot in a direction parallel to the motion of the leg. Additionally, it is preferred to have the top connector rotatable relative to the belt in a plane perpendicular to the outer surface of the belt, and rotatable relative to the bag in a plane perpendicular to the back plane of the bag. Openings of the bags are positioned to be easily accessible by the user, usually on the top of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Summit Equipment Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jarrod Barr
  • Patent number: 7077303
    Abstract: A holder for carrying a tool with a head and handle on a tool belt includes a body of single piece construction including a first portion which is generally co-planar with a first axis. The tool holder further includes a part for attaching the body to the tool belt, and a part for supporting the tool such that the head is generally co-planar with a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, and the handle extends at an inclined angle from the first axis away from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Ronald P. Zega
  • Patent number: 7011241
    Abstract: A low slung tool belt carrier includes pouches designed to be suspended from a belt strap construction with a shoulder strap crossing over the torso or shoulders to support the larger of two pouches, the pouches arranged to fit on the hips or be rested upon the hips of an individual. Alternate constructions incorporate handles for carrying the pouches and fasteners for combining pouches. Various alternative combinations of tool belts, waist straps, handles, carry straps, pouches and pockets enable customization of a tool belt for individual workmen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 7011212
    Abstract: Tool kits that include an enclosure that may be made of fabric. In one version, the enclosure may include a multipurpose tool pocket; a bit pocket; an adapter strap; a utility pocket configured to include at least cable ties and wire; a front flap configured to overlap the multipurpose tool pocket and the bit pocket; and a top flap configured to overlap the front flap. A multipurpose tool having an adjustable wrench, pliers, a knife blade, a saw, a screwdriver, a file, a wire cutter and/or stripper, and a bit driver may be disposed within the multipurpose tool pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Beza, L.P.
    Inventor: Chip E. Thomson
  • Patent number: 7007832
    Abstract: An artisan's such as a makeup artist's, hairstylist's, or artist's utility apron provides for the carriage of items such as makeup brushes, hairspray, combs, and additional tools and articles. The apron includes a belt portion with two separate sets of closures for securing the belt around a user's waist; a buttonable closure in the front, and, a two-piece side release buckle including an adjustable strap and hook-and-loops fastener in the back. The belt portion has a plurality of belt loops for hanging articles. First and second leg apron portions are integrally connected to and depend from the belt portion positioned at the user's sides. The apron portions include a plurality of open pockets and pocket loops for storage of articles. The apron is reversible 180 degrees around a waistline for either left-handed or right-handed users. The apron is constructed from a variety of natural or synthetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Aeriel Payne
  • Patent number: 6994238
    Abstract: A clip-type holster fashioned from a single strip of stainless steel and shaped for holding a battery powered rotary tool such as a screw gun for wearing on a tool belt. The holster catches the handle of the screw gun easily and locks it in place to prevent it from falling from the user's belt. The holster easily releases the screw gun when drawn from the holster by the user. The opening of the holster is adjustable to accommodate various types and sizes of handles. The strip is bent to form a hook having substantially U-shaped lower portion having an inner shank. The shank has a section bent back upon itself to form clip for the user's belt and having a spring action locking mechanism. The shank portion has a belt edge stop extending outward from the shank to meet the clip and located at a height spaced below the upper bend of the clip so as to clamp over the lower edge of the belt forming a holster clip that securely fits over the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Romeo B. Estabaya
  • Patent number: 6945503
    Abstract: The invention provides a portable magnetic object holder having a mounting plate embedded with at least one magnet for holding a magnetic object, such as a tool or instrument, on one surface of the mounting plate. A strap is attached to the mounting plate for mounting the mounting plate to a user or to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Gregg A. Cohen
  • Patent number: 6915900
    Abstract: A tool box includes a base and a cover which is pivotably connected to the base and has a magnetic member connected to an inside thereof so as to attract small pieces. A hanging member has a hook portion connected to a first end thereof so as to be attached to a user's belt and an engaging member is connected to the hook portion. A board has two ridges on a side thereof and the tool box is clamped between the two ridges. A hole is defined through the board and the engaging member is rotatably engaged with the tool box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventor: Chang-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 6905052
    Abstract: A power tool includes a hook portion comprising a hook holding portion 20, which is provided in a housing 1 and has engaging teeth 47 provided in a housing 1, and also comprising a hook 2 having shaft portion 30, which is inserted into the hook holding portion 20 and provided with fitting teeth 31 meshing with the engaging teeth 47, an elastic body 27 adapted to push the hook 2 against a handle portion at all times, and a slip-off preventing part holding portion adapted to move the hook 2 in a direction of an axis thereof against a force of the elastic body 2 and to cancel the mesh between the teeth to thereby enable the hook 2 to turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Sakai, Takeshi Matsuoka, Chikai Yoshimizu, Masanori Watanabe, Katsuhiro Oomori, Takuya Teranishi
  • Patent number: 6892914
    Abstract: A tool carrier for battery powered tools that properly positions a battery powered tool that uses a heavy battery on the body of a wearer. The tool carrier has a rigid spine that is positioned behind one or more pockets extending from the tool carrier. The pockets retain the tool within the battery powered tool carrier when the tool is not in use. The device is suspended from one or more harnesses. The battery powered tool carrier properly balances the tool so that it is easy to carry and is properly secured within the battery powered tool carrier, yet it is easy to remove from, and insert into, the battery powered tool carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventor: Aaron Girbert
  • Patent number: 6889879
    Abstract: A carrier for an article such as a folded multipurpose hand tool. The carrier is molded of a stiff but resiliently flexible material and includes a body to which is attached an arm that can be placed around a person's belt. The arm has a hook at its lower end that can be latched into mating engagement in a receptacle in the body of the carrier. Grip members hold an article securely in the carrier. Ears on the sides of the carrier can be used to hold the carrier while the article carried is being removed from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Rivera, Nathan E. Knight, Bernd Heinrichs
  • Patent number: 6848605
    Abstract: A tool belt mounts receiver blocks, preferably of at least two types, permanently along its length. Each receiver block releasibly receives and engages an attaching block of complimentary configuration, the two blocks serving as a two-portion connector. Each attaching block serves to attach, or is integral with, (i) one of any number of tool holders of diverse configurations, each of which tool holders serves to support an associated tool, and/or (ii) a tool itself. The belt is preferably made from web fabric, the receiver blocks and attaching blocks from strong molded plastic, and the tool holders from leather, steel and like materials contoured and adapted to engage and hold portable tools including hand tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Eric Dillenberger
  • Publication number: 20040256433
    Abstract: A clip having a portion for attachment to user's belt and a portion for holding a mud pan so that the mud pan is effectively hung via the clip from the user's belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Dennis Baird
  • Publication number: 20040238586
    Abstract: A low slung tool belt carrier includes pouches designed to be suspended from a belt strap construction with a shoulder strap crossing over the torso or shoulders to support the larger of two pouches, the pouches arranged to fit on the hips or be rested upon the hips of an individual. Alternate constructions incorporate handles for carrying the pouches and fasteners for combining pouches. Various alternative combinations of tool belts, waist straps, handles, carry straps, pouches and pockets enable customization of a tool belt for individual workmen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Travel Caddy, Inc. d/b/a Travelon
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrezj M. Redzisz