Hammer And Anvil Patents (Class 254/19)
  • Patent number: 11208767
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Timothy K. Lawler, Laura Ann Ruhala, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise
  • Patent number: 11131067
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Timothy K. Lawler, Laura Ann Ruhala, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise
  • Patent number: 11131066
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises a claw assembly extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. The claw assembly extractor may include a pair of jaw members that are pivotally connected to each other by a pivoting pin and a rotating pin. Each jaw member may include a lower end configured to contact and secure a railroad spike and a pair of upper members interlocked with each other and pivotally connected to the clevis fastener with the rotating pin. When the drive shaft is rotated, the claw assembly extractor and the mounting flange may move inside the main housing in a vertical direction to extract the railroad spike from the rail tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Peter M. Bartek, Corey Dash, Laura Ann Ruhala, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Daniel Richard Scott
  • Patent number: 10597828
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Laura Ann Ruhala, Timothy K. Lawler
  • Patent number: 9782886
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a handle and a driving head. The handle includes a first driving recess, a second driving recess disposed opposite to the first driving recess, a body made of a first material, and a cover member mounted around an outer surface of the body and made of a second material different from the first material. The handle further includes a first receiving recess therein. The driving head includes a connection portion alternatively engaged into one of the first driving recess and the second driving recess to provide a stationary connection between the handle and the driving head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 9656379
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool that provides a hammer, a hatchet, a cutting blade, a lift support, a screw puller and a rasp for use in the installation of drywall sheets used in constructing walls within buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: John E. Doster, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9145648
    Abstract: A pulling tool includes a housing and a tube disposed within the housing, the tube configured to supply hydraulic fluid. The spike puller further includes a piston rod connected to a piston. The piston rod has a hollow axial bore, and the piston and the piston rod are axially moveable relative to the tube. The spike puller has a passage communicating fluid from the tube to the piston. The passage is contained within the housing. The passage is variable between a first configuration in which hydraulic fluid flows at a first restricted flow so as to provide a slower retraction of the piston rod and a second configuration in which hydraulic fluid flows at a second less restricted flow so as to provide a faster retraction of the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Crover
  • Patent number: 8632549
    Abstract: A pectus bar extraction tool for removing a pectus bar having posterior and anterior sides includes a handle, an engagement member fixed to and extending from the handle for extending from the anterior to the posterior sides of the pectus bar to engage the posterior side of the pectus bar, and a lever arm fixed to and extending from the handle opposite to the engagement member for engaging the pectus bar on the anterior side of the pectus bar. A system and method for removing a pectus bar are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Old Dominion Resarch Roundation, Children's Surgical Specialty Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic McKenzie, Sebastian Bawab, Krzysztof Rechowicz, Robert Obermeyer
  • Patent number: 8486084
    Abstract: A slap hammer including an adjustable striking member and a releasable retaining mechanism for releasably retaining a sliding weight is disclosed. One described slap hammer comprises a guide rod having a first end and a second end; a striking member coupled to the second end of the guide rod and movable relative to the first end of the guide rod; a sliding weight slidable along the guide rod between the first end of the guide rod and the striking member; a biasing element positioned between the sliding weight and the first end of the guide rod, the biasing element biasing the sliding weight towards the second end of the guide rod; and a releasable retaining mechanism for releasably retaining the sliding weight against the action of the biasing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Huene
  • Patent number: 8353091
    Abstract: A stun gun dart acquiring, removing and housing device and method of using this device to remove a dart. The device provides a container, such as a tube, and a slider supported at least partially inside the container and is adapted to grasp a stun gun dart. The user places the slider over the dart, thereby engaging the dart into the distal end of slider and then moves the device away from subject, removing the dart. Then, the user moves the slider rearward into the container to store the dart in a safe location. The dart once locked in place inside the container can now be handled and viewed without concern of inadvertent contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Global Pathogen Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Carson L. Linker
  • Patent number: 8341818
    Abstract: A nail removal tool in the form of an adapter for attachment to the drive socket of a rotary driver such as a rotary pneumatic impact driver. The adapter includes a drive shaft engagable with the chuck of the pneumatic driver, a cylindrical foot with a slot for receiving the body of a nail and a ramp for engaging under the head and lifting it to dislodge the nail from its embedded location. A coil spring serves as a flexible connection to provide proper presentation of cylindrical bit allowing wedging of the adapter beneath the head of a nail which is reluctant to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory W. Ralph
  • Patent number: 8322686
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying or removing rail clips to secure a rail onto a rail tie including a frame, an operator workstation disposed on the frame, at least one workhead assembly constructed and arranged to move relative to the frame, at least one fastener assembly disposed on the workhead assembly, and at least one paddle assembly disposed on the workhead assembly for working in conjunction with the fastener assembly to push a clip in position for holding the rail to the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nordco Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Irion, William D. Straub
  • Publication number: 20100154598
    Abstract: A hammer device is provided for facilitating the driving, countersinking, and removal of relatively small fasteners, such as penny nails. A hammer includes a handle that can define an on-board tool storage area. A nail start accessory can include a tool portion and a nail holder portion. The tool portion can have a first end and a second end, with the nail holder portion being arranged at one of the first end and the second end. The on-board tool storage area of the hammer can be configured to removably store the nail start accessory substantially within the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO, David Keith WHEELER
  • Publication number: 20040244545
    Abstract: A tool handle with crawling traction for the human fist and support for the human body in a hands and knees crawling position and use of the fingers and thumb while holding the tool in a active position, ready for use. The tool handle also provides support and traction for the human body in horizontal, diagonal and vertical tool positions. The tool handle also provides multiple hand positions within a handle channel for instant hand repositioning without risk of losing control of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Marcel Stinnissen, Bradford Tyler Sorensen
  • Patent number: 6701805
    Abstract: A stone hammer having a weighted head has detachably rotatable and reversible faceplates defining striking edges on opposite ends of the head. The edges of the faceplates define cutting edges for trimming stone and the like. As a striking edge becomes worn, another striking edge can be selected by repositioning the faceplate. A striking edge may be selected by rotating a faceplate, individually reversing a faceplate, replacing a faceplate, striking with an opposing end or different edge of the hammer, or any combination thereof. In one embodiment, the faceplates are attached by a symmetrical pattern of bolts disposed in the faceplates. A worn striking edge is replaced by unbolting the faceplate and either flipping the faceplate over, or replacing the worn faceplate with a new faceplate having fresh, sharp edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventors: Richard B. Souder, William E. Baum
  • Patent number: 6629684
    Abstract: In accordance with the principles of the present invention, there is provided a device suitable for pulling nails and other materials from surfaces, most particularly angled surfaces. The device includes a blade end, a shank and a grip end, wherein the blade end further comprises a curved lever, and the grip end is transversely situated opposite the blade end, with the shank interposed between the grip end and the blade end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Estwing Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert Harold Youngren, Timothy J. Weir
  • Publication number: 20030030044
    Abstract: In accordance with the principles of the present invention, there is provided a device suitable for pulling nails and other materials from surfaces, most particularly angled surfaces. The device includes a blade end, a shank and a grip end, wherein the blade end further comprises a curved lever, and the grip end is transversely situated opposite the blade end, with the shank interposed between the grip end and the blade end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Harold Youngren, Timothy J. Weir
  • Patent number: 6095497
    Abstract: A crack-proof structure of the nail pulling groove of a hammer used in a hammer with a nail pulling groove at rear end thereof is disclosed, a V shape nail pulling groove is formed on the meddle portion of the distal end. The lower portion of the nail pulling groove of the hammer has a penetrating round hole. A cylindrical rubber plug is inserted in the round hole for preventing concentration of stress forces or dispersing stress force. Thereby, the inner stress due to the impact of the hammer is absorbed by the rubber plug. Therefore, the nail pulling groove is prevented to crack as the hammer serves to knock a nail or an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Inventor: John Chen
  • Patent number: 5379986
    Abstract: A stake extractor device includes an elongated inner tube having a square cross-section and upper and lower ends, an elongated outer tube being shorter in length than the inner tube, the outer tube having a square cross-section and being fitted over the inner tube and slidable therealong between the upper and lower ends thereof, an upper stop element attached on the upper end of the inner tube so as to limit upward movement of the outer tube relative to the lower tube, a lower coupler element attached on the lower end of the inner tube so as to limit downward movement of the outer tube relative to the lower tube and being configured to receive a head portion of an object to be pulled, and handle members secured at inner ends to the outer tube next to an upper end thereof and extending in opposite directions from and in transverse relation to the outer tube. The handles are used for gripping by both hands of a user to move the outer tube relative to the inner tube in order to pull the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventors: Alain M. Perez, Ignacio Perez
  • Patent number: 5092562
    Abstract: According to the invention, a felling bar to be used in tree felling has a handle 11 in one end and a lever plate in the other. To make is usable for driving wedges into a sawn cut, the felling bar is provided with a striking lug 17 fastened to the shaft 10 of the felling bar at or close to the connecting portion 15 joining the lever plate 12 to the shaft 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Sandvik AB
    Inventor: Mats Bomark